Talk:Soda syphon

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Question[edit]

Is it really a siphon? Rojomoke (talk) 11:25, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

It functions the same as a siphon bottle and is similar to a gasogene, so without looking I'll say yes.Atypicaloracle (talk) 14:58, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

It is still available in New York City. The times article was about one vendor. There are others.
http://www.newyorkbeverage.com/merchant/index.cfm?section=rsd&categoryid=19 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Joel33333 (talkcontribs) 17:59, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
I can confirm that Seltzer siphon delivery service is still regularly available in New York City. I get a crate every two weeks from the vendor in this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/nyregion/the-seltzer-man-is-still-bubbly-after-all-these-years.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.238.155.42 (talk) 15:10, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
There are also deliveries offered in some NY tri-state area suburbs, such as this company: http://www.joybeverage.com/index.php
I think someone should edit the article to reflect this

Cinematic role[edit]

   The seltzer bottles of Mack Sennett and Marx Brothers comedy, and probably live vaudeville, deserve mention in the accompanying article. They were a stock prop used as a harmless but appealingly undignified "weapon" for scenes of disorderly conduct and slapstick hi-jinks.
--Jerzyt 11:54, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

I agree; that's my first association with them. Here's a cite that I find relevant, from The Funny Parts: A History of Film Comedy Routines and Gags, by Anthony Balducci (McFarland, 2011, page 9):
Seltzer bottles figured prominently into film comedy at an early stage. The Edison comedy Getting Evidence (1906) features a scene in a restaurant where a customer, irritated by an inept waiter, sprays the waiter in the face with seltzer.
Mack Sennett introduced a number of seltzer-bottle episodes into his comedies. A slapstick seltzer bottle could even occur during a funeral, as proven by the Keystone comedy Among the Mourners (1914). — Preceding unsigned comment added by TypoBoy (talkcontribs) 13:30, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Seltzer, mineral, soda, carbonated water equivalence[edit]

Carbonated water implies no more than trace mineral found in spring/glacier/tap water.

While soda water/mineral water is naturally alkaline it tempers the carbonic acid when carbonated as usually sold.

Where does Seltzer water fit in, is it a trade name that signifies carbonated soda or carbonated tap water?

Can carbonating plain water result in Seltzer water or does one need to carbonate mineral water to achieve an equivalent product?

Or is it even possible to prepare Seltzer water without either their machine or consumables?

There should be clarity on these terms in this article if possible.

Idyllic press (talk) 22:31, 12 July 2015 (UTC)