Bottle; Thomson & Co; 19th century; CT77.550b
BottleAbout this object
Bottle; a pale green glass soda bottle. The neck is pinched with a glass marble inside. Embossed around the body: "Thomson & Co, Crystal Springs, Purity Trade Mark, Registered, Mineral Water Works Dunedin". Bubbles in the glass suggest it was made before 1900.
This kind of bottle was invented specifically for carbonated drinks. It was designed to enclose a marble and rubber washer in the neck, the bottles were filled upside down and the pressure of the gas in the bottle forced the marble against the washer, sealing in the carbonation. The neck was pinched, to provide a chamber into which the marble was pushed to open the bottle.
19th centuryPlace Made
processed material, glass.Inscription and Marks
Embossed around the body: 'THOMSON & CO / CRYSTAL SPRINGS / TRADE PURITY MARK / REGISTERED / MINERAL WATER WORKS / DUNEDIN'Measurements
h 238mm x di 60mmSubject and Association Keywords
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