This section is from the book "A Treatise On Beverages or The Complete Practical Bottler", by Charles Herman Sulz. Also available from Amazon: A Treatise On Beverages.
At close of season the counter apparatus should be taken apart and thoroughly cleansed and dried. The foun-tain and coolers should be rinsed with alcohol and dried inside by exposure to moderate heat. The outside of the generator should be oiled.
All parts of the marble should always be kept perfectly clean and bright by rubbing at least once every day with a soft, smooth cloth. Wash it frequently with pure water, having a small quantity of soda in solution, then rub dry at once with a cloth. Soap and water, to which some ox-gall may be added, will also clean marble.