Codd-neck marble bottle (broken neck); The Rylands; Unknown; CR1977.062

Name/Title

Codd-neck marble bottle (broken neck)

About this object

Codd-neck marble bottle (broken neck). Made of pale green glass, it is a type of bottle used for carbonated drinks. It has a unique closing design based on a glass marble which is held against a rubber seal, which sits within a recess in the lip. The Codd bottle was designed and manufactured with thick glass to withstand internal pressure, and a chamber to enclose a marble and a rubber washer/gasket in the neck. The bottles are filled upside down, and pressure of the gas in the bottle forced the marble against the washer, sealing in the carbonation. The bottle is pinched into a special shape to provide a chamber into which the marble is pushed to open the bottle. This prevents the marble from blocking the neck as the drink is poured.
The bottle is embossed 'J McLaughlin Cromwell' on front. 'Reliance patent - 4 -Sole makers, The Rylands, Barnsley' on reverse.

Maker

The Rylands

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

United Kingdom, England, Barnsley

Medium and Materials

Glass

Inscription and Marks

Embossed 'J McLaughlin Cromwell' on front. 'Reliance patent 4 Sole makers The Rylands Barnsley' on reverse

Measurements

Dia 55mm x H 113mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Bottle

Subject and Association Keywords

Food container

Subject and Association Keywords

Container

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Containers

Object number

CR1977.062

Rights

All rights reserved

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