It was made by the national Stamping and Electric Works of Chicago. See the attached product description from that time.
The globe is called opal-glass and has a smooth finish. It has an internal electrical element which heats and maintains hot water in the glass globe. The water is drawn off at the spigot as needed.
The whole unit was completely taken apart and everything cleaned thoroughly. I reattached the globe to the base using a cork gasket instead of using a chemical glue like the original which could leach into the water. The electrical heater element is still working well. The electrical switch was cleaned and new wire used internally. A upgraded period power line chord was also added.The spigot faucet was thoroughly cleaned and works well without dripping. The body is nickel plated and in good condition. There is some worn plating at the top of the base just under the globe. The nameplate was also restored.
The unit is 17 inch tall and the globe is 6 1/2 dia. This is an unusual item and is suitable for daily use or as a nice conversation piece for your collection. The item "Antique Soda Fountain Electric Water Heater- circa 1912" is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Home & Hearth\Other Antique Home & Hearth". The seller is "kenneth-2001" and is located in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.
This item can be shipped to United States.