ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) -- An anonymous buyer has paid $4.5 million for a soda fountain at an auction of Coca-Cola memorabilia in central Kentucky.
The one-of-a-kind fountain has bars of marble and alabaster and includes leaded glass lamps that function as soda dispensers. It was exhibited at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.
The News-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/GQHWyg) reports that the buyer bid by phone Sunday for the item offered by the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown.
Before the auction, the fountain was assessed at between $75,000 and $125,000.