Codd bottles

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Codd bottles

Codd bottles were glass bottles designed for the storage of fizzy drinks. Their characteristic feature is the pinched neck, which trapped a marble of glass; these replaced the use of cork stoppers which tended to loosen when dried out. Codd bottles remained in use until the 1930s.

The view shows four of the types of codd bottle made for Exeter firms. From left to right these are:

1. W.R. Newcombe

2. The Yacht Beverage Co Ltd

3. J. Kerswell, Saint Thomas Aerated Waterworks (Made in Barnsley)

4. J. Kerswell, Saint Thomas Aerated Waterworks (Made in Barnsley)

5. Haydon

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum