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$14,580
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
180
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 15 2018 9:03 PM UTC +00:00

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Original Artwork Logo (comissioned by me, created by Robert Smith) that will be used for T-shirt and Cloisonné Lapel Pin rewards.
Original Artwork Logo (comissioned by me, created by Robert Smith) that will be used for T-shirt and Cloisonné Lapel Pin rewards.

Howdy folks! Who wants ICE CREAM?!

Are you excited about great ice-cream, beautiful historic architecture and old-fashioned fun?

If you are, I hope you'll join me in kickstarting the opening of this unique time machine experience - C.K.Farnsworth's Soda Fountain and Luncheonette, an authentic old-fashioned ice cream palace of delights in an original 1920s storefront that is like a Working Museum! Fitted with top notch equipment from a company that has built and restored soda fountains since 1917, it is sure to be as much a treat for the eyes as the tastebuds!

C.K. Farnsworth's will be located in a quaint little neighborhood in Altadena, California, situated among mom and pop shops. I have already negotiated leasing the location.

PROUDLY SERVING FOSSELMAN'S ICE CREAM EXCLUSIVELY!!

What will these Kickstarter funds go directly for?

1) Locating, and restoring the Historic equipment to re-create this working Museum in which you can not only look at the displays, but, in an imersive experience you can also TASTE the results!

2) Your rewards for backing my Kickstarter.

T-shirt reward from Original Artwork Logo (front & back.)
T-shirt reward from Original Artwork Logo (front & back.)
Cloisonne Lapel Pin from Original Artwork Logo (Color proof for pin.)
Cloisonne Lapel Pin from Original Artwork Logo (Color proof for pin.)
simulated pin on lapel.
simulated pin on lapel.

* Through lots of hard work and saving I have put aside enough funds for all of my GENERAL BUSINESS EXPENSES: my business license, permits, inspections, deposit for location lease, and soda fountain memorabilia for decor.

Risks and challenges

Businesses are hard to fund, and public interest may fluctuate over time making it difficult to keep the doors open.

With your help I will be able to create this wonderful space.

Once created It will be up to me to make it a vibrant and culturally significant entity.

Since this is a "Working Museum" offering an immersive experience, it will be easier to promote interest and attendance through the many special events and entertainment that will be hosted at the Soda Fountain Museum!

-Diversity
The Museum will not only serve up your favorite scoops and sips, but will also function as a classic luncheonette counter with soups, sandwiches, and blue plate specials available for lunch and dinner.

Special nights with live music, and seasonal ice cream flavors will also be had at C. K. Farnsworth's.

-Entertainment
Great entertainment will make us your nostalgic oasis away from the hum-drum of the daily routine in a space that transports you to your happy place! Our 1920's style soda jerk uniforms will also put you in the mood for your heart's content in a sundae dish, a soda glass, or on a cone.

Recorded music from the 1920s and '30s will always be in the air, and anyone with happy feet is welcome to "cut a rug" as I will make sure the floor is smooth and dance-able!

-Special events
Moms and Dads, get your camera ready for the special Soda Jerk University private party option, where kids can learn to be a soda jerk for the day.

And don't forget C. K. Farnsworth's Ukulele Nights where patrons can bring a Uke (or borrow one) and participate in a beginning Ukulele Class while enjoying your favorite ice cream treat.

Not only a fascinating "Museum of Ice Cream and Soda Fountains," but also a great place for a quick bite, a fun date, children's outings or bring the whole family!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    C.K. Farnsworth's T-shirt!

    High Quality white T-shirt with Original Artwork Logo in black of C.K. Farnsworth's Soda Fountain!

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    C.K. Farnswvorth's Cloisonné Lapel Pin!

    Cloisinée pin using Original Artwork Logo (1 3/8" tall.)

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    Cloisonné Lapel Pin + T-shirt!

    Cloisonné pin with Original Artwork Logo of C.K. Farnsworth's, AND, a High Quality white T-shirt with Original Artwork Logo in black of C.K. Farnsworth's Soda Fountain!

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    C.K. Farnsworth's Opening Gala for 1

    Admission for One to this exclusive private event. Free Ice Cream Refreshments and hors d'oeuvre, Live Entertainment, and Dancing at C.K. Farnsworth's Soda Fountain!

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    Opening Gala for C.K. Farnsworth's!

    Admission for two to this exclusive private event. Free Ice Cream Refreshments and hors d'oeuvre, Live Entertainment, and Dancing at C.K. Farnsworth's Soda Fountain!

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    Soda Fountain as Photo Shoot location!

    For a contribution of $300 per each 1 hour block of time you will be able to schedule the use of CK Farnsworth's Soda Fountain as your location for you own photo shoot before or after business hours. ( You provide the photographer, photography equipment, lighting equipment, model(s) etc.) If you wish to book a block of time that is greater than one hour you can select this reward and pledge the total amount for the total number of hours.

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    Catered Ice Cream Party at Your Home!

    I will bring my mobile soda fountain to your home and serve my ice cream sodas for up to 50 people. Must be local in Southern California.

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Funding period

- (30 days)