Torpedo-shaped glass bottle; Theyers & Beck, Alexandra; Unknown; CR2012.103

Name/Title

Torpedo-shaped glass bottle

About this object

Torpedo-shaped glass bottle, also known as Hamilton bottles, were used for aerated or carbonated water. Has the words "Theyers & Beck" and "Alexandra" embossed on sides. Found in Chinatown Hut 22 AO21, Cromwell. Torpedo bottles have a rounded end to prevent them from being stood upright. This was so that the soda was kept in constant contact with the cork to prevent it from drying up and shrinking; if the cork shrunk the bottle would lose pressure. This bottle was manufactured by Theyers and Beck, Brewers, Alexandra in Central Otago.

Maker

Theyers & Beck, Alexandra

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Period

1870's

Place Made

New Zealand, Otago, Alexandra

Medium and Materials

Glass

Inscription and Marks

"Theyers & Beck" & "Alexandra"

Measurements

L 240mm x Dia 70mm (middle) x Dia 32mm (neck)

Subject and Association Keywords

Bottle

Subject and Association Keywords

Container

Subject and Association Keywords

Food container

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Containers

Object number

CR2012.103

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