This example is a reproduction of a Dr Pepper syrup dispenser from 1885. It disassembles and includes a top, base, metal spigot and lid. The example in this listing is missing the finial on the lid. The decals on the basin read `Drink Dr. Pepper, The Year Round, An Ideal Beverage 5¢" on one side and "Dr Pepper's Phos-Ferrates Wheat and Iron" on the other.
"Marv Art Enterprises, Inc.", the company whose mark can be seen on the base, made these copies in the late 20th century. The same company produced reproductions of Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola soft drink fountain dispensers, too. On this piece the Marv Art mark is visible and it is numbered '177/2000.' These were all sold new with matching numbered certificates.
Since all copies by this maker were well marked and each was individually numbered when made, too, they shouldn't ever be mistaken for an original. But it isn't unusual to see one occasionally being misrepresented as if truly 'old.'
Measures about 20 inches tall.
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