Rylands mineral water bottle, c 1900.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Rylands mineral water bottle, c 1900.

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Description

This is an example of Britain's famous Codd glas stopper bottle which was invented by Hiram Codd in 1872 for use in the aerated water trade. The glas stopper or marble was enclosed in the neck of the bottle and when the bottle was filled under gas presure would form an airtight seal with an india rubber seal in the neck of the bottle thus removing the need for a cork.
 

Image Ref.

10304586
 

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