Torpedo-shaped glass bottle; Theyers & Beck, Alexandra; Unknown; CR2012.103
Torpedo-shaped glass bottleAbout 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.
GlassInscription and Marks
"Theyers & Beck" & "Alexandra"Measurements
L 240mm x Dia 70mm (middle) x Dia 32mm (neck)Subject and Association Keywords
From the Collection of the Cromwell MuseumObject Type