Early ad for Badoit from 1857: "Avoid epidemics by drinking water from St. Galmier, Source Badoit, The table water without equal. Shipping: 10 million bottles per year. Demand the green seal, with the signature of "A. Badoit". 10 Medals awarded at Expositions."
"The carbonic acid gas therein is formed by combination and not by compression. This is a very clear water, a tangy flavor, fresh, very nice. In its most recent analysis made by Mr. O. Henry, giving it nearly 3 grams of carbon dioxide per liter, many earthen and alkaline bi-carbonates and proportion of nitrate of magnesia whose presence seems to explain this amazing fact that the residents of Saint-Galmier have never counted a calculous person among them."  One source in 1856 says that the spring was capable of producing 7000 bottles a day.