Soda Fountain Blessing

Vince has been keeping an eye out for a soda fountain to complete the Moondance Diner. In July he came across one on E-bay and contacted our Aunt, Toni David, whom is very familiar with E-bay. She won the bid for us and we immediately made arrangements with the owner of the soda fountain to pick it up. We knew it’s size (a perfect fit for our limited Diner space) and that it was anitque yet re-conditioned. It is an All-Dry Bastian Blessing complete with an ice-cream dipping compartment and two soda jerks. It also has dipping wells for all the toppings. Each ceramic well indicates whether is holds caramel, hot fudge etc etc. It needs some TLC… cleaning and shining up the stainless steel. The compressor runs well and we hope that it will be a intriguing focal point at the Diner. We appreciate our newest acquaintences in Wisonsin…. Harold Heopner and his niece Diane Poushe. After purchasing the unit at a rummage sale about 20 years ago, Harold intended on using it in his home but never got the opportunity. He and Diane have stored it ever since. Vince, Mathiew, Ruby and I will fondly remember our trip to Wisonsin…. it was a well-needed family get-away. Harold was not available the day we loaded up the Soda Fountain but made certain that his niece Diane and neighbor were there to help us out. We thank them kindly and look forward to their visit to Moondance so that we can serve them their favorite ice cream treat!

2 Responses to “Soda Fountain Blessing”

  1. pizzabob Says:

    Every once in a while I will search for Bastain Blessing to see what I come up with and this site is the newest I have seen.
    Lewis G. Blessing was my Grandfather and I am always interested in seeing what’s happening to all the old soda fountains that his company made. Everytime I go into a place that has a fountain I look to see who made it.
    At one time every Wqalgreen’s in the country had a B & B fountain, those were the days.
    Take care of it it will last for ever.

  2. dd123 Says:

    I recently bought a house and to our suprise there was a Bastian Blessing All-Dry soda fountain made in chicago. It is in perfect condition and works perfectly. It has 2 soda nozzles and an ice cream cooler underneath with several wells for toppings. I was wondering how much the unit is worth (I have no intention of selling it, im just curious). Thanks!

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