Bottle, Thomson's soda water ; Kilner Bros Ltd; 1912; MT2012.45

Name/Title

Bottle, Thomson's soda water

About this object

Bottle; a green glass Thomson's soda bottle with a glass marble in the neck.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.

Maker

Kilner Bros Ltd

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1912

Place Made

UK, England, Middlesex, London

Medium and Materials

processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

'THOMSON & Co / CRYSTAL SPRINGS / TRADE [ a cross with PURITY] MARK / REGISTERED / MINERAL WATER WORKS DUNEDIN'
'1912' is on the base. On rear 'KILNER BROS LTD LONDON'

Measurements

l 190mm x di 45mm
small

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

household equipment

Object number

MT2012.45

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
Gavin 28 Nov 2014 08:17 AM,UTC

Hi, I have one of these bottles, given to me by my grandfather, the seal broke and it lost its contents when we shifted a couple of years ago. Can you give me an estimate of the value of the bottle. Thanks

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