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Soda shop in downtown São Paulo, Brazil
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A soda fountain, in China. A small cup costs 1 yuan, and a larger one 1.5 yuan.
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Self-service Russian-style soda fountains, in Nizhny Novgorod, in 2007.

A soda fountain is a machine that produces carbonated soft drinks, known as fountain drinks. It does this by mixing a flavored syrup or a concentrate, with carbon dioxide and purified (usually chilled) water. The process can either be done manually, or it can be automated, by a vending machine. The first soda fountains appeared in the 18th century. They spread during the 19th century and were widely used by the early 20th century.

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