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Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 - 8:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It'll do the trick.
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2002 - 6:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You have a good point, Ted: four spigots and a shorter fountain don't mix well. It's not much fun when the spigot level is lower than the top of a glass. And a shallower water well means that you'd have to refill it more often. (Assuming, of course, that you'd be cranking those four spigots at the same time, which is what I'd be doing!)
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2002 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The four spigot fountain is shorter, which may not be to your liking. Also, if the inside of that box isn't packed differently, there is a very good chance it will arrive in pieces, which is probably why they are unwilling to insure it.
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2002 - 6:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

And for 10 Euros more, Narbey will send you a party-hearty F. Guy fountain with FOUR spigots, as opposed to the two-spigot version Ted sold on eBay.
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

. . . and he can't manage to insure the package?
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Narby will ship the Francois Guy- Pontarlier Anis fountain (like the one Ted sold on eBay) to the US, but without any guarantee it will arrive intact. I haven't decided yet whether to order or not. You probably have to write in French (I did).
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Delta Burke?

The Mississippi River Delta?

Delta Dawn?
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 7:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Would that be a vintage Delta, or a reproduction?
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 6:51 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have the old coffee urn AND
the spanish bottle AND
the delta...

Party at my place!
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 5:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

a while back people suggested
they had a spanish bottle with a spout on the bottom, works for me. you have to raise it up a bit though.

i believe they dont picture it on the web site -- but may still have some...
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 11:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

very cool looking... shame about the affiliation though.
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 11:10 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Here's a place where you can order a "Versinthe" absinthe fountain. Looks like they ship internationally.
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 4:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Mrs. "It's mountain grown" Olsen and Joltin' Joe DiMaggio would approve, if they weren't dead.
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

HA HA, I'm not the only loser using an old coffee urn ... I feel so relieved
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 1:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Enema bag. Works wonders.
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Some happy guy in New York.
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 11:22 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Some fool in New Orleans.......
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 10:58 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Some guy in New Orleans"--
I like you Oxygenee.

your friend,
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 7:02 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I've said it before, I'll say it again ... buy an early 1920s Universal electric coffee urn cheap (they almost always go for $35 or less) on eBay. (The electric cord is removable. Throw it away.) Clean the urn and fill it with ice water. You'll have to raise it somewhat; create a base of some kind. Voila: a great "absinthe fountain".

my picture
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 5:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks everyone. :) Wonderful ideas. I have my M*A*S*H vodka container at the moment. It looks like an IV from a hospital and drips nicely when you fill it with cold water. I just want something differnt.
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 1:54 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

for about $10 a month a company called Sparkletts provides me with a water cooler and 5 gallon jugs of spring water. It makes a great fountain.
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 12:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Faeriemind -

Perhaps you recall seeing Nola's posting with his wonderful "fountain" from Target, the one with the sunflowers . . . a big spouted jug thingie that you can fill with ice water.

Louched Liver has mentioned that a kitchen sink makes an incredible "budget" fountain if your cold water is actually cold.

If your cold water is hot (like in AZ in the summertime), I believe LL suggested drip-dissolving your sugar first, then placing an ice cube on the spoon for drip-dissolution.

As far as I have seen, you're looking at at least $150, probably $200 for a reproduction fountain via Ebay. The modern one Ted is auctioning is, at least, not pretending to be something it's not.
Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If you want one immediately, bid on:

This is the best of the various modern fountains. The seller is some guy in New Orleans....
Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Try Justin (member name Chrysippvs) or ebay.
I've seen plenty of pump style non-absinthe fountains from the 50's/60's in flea markets as well.
Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello :) I am new to the board. Actually I am a lurker and this is my first time posting. Anyone know where I can get some Fountains or something like a fountain? Any ideas would be great.

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