Glen Rock’s John ‘Otts’ Hufnagel noticed a photograph of the now-closed Loyer’s Pharmacy soda fountain in Red Lion, Pa., on yorktownsquare.com recently, and he sent along these photographs of Glen Rock Drug Store’s fountain circa 1913. ‘Note the interesting pharmacy bottles on the shelves behind Preston Cramer,’ he wrote. ‘Certainly different than the drug stores of today where all the prescription meds are stored on shelves with roll down locking metal covers for security.’ Also of interest: Are there any York County, Pa., pharmacies left with ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ style soda fountains?
The soda fountain in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” showed an interesting feature of drug stores of the day.
Someone might know for sure, but a guess is that these fountains became popular to treat customers as they endured the sometimes lengthy process of having their prescription’s filled. Continue reading