Early 1900s GLASS COD NECK BOTTLE & MARBLE STOPPER – William Hindson


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For sale is an early 1900s GLASS COD NECK BOTTLE with MARBLE STOPPER from William Hindson Eagle Works, Appleby, England. The bottle has embossed lettering as follows: “WILLIAM HINDSON – EAGLE WORKS – APPLEBY”. The bottom of the bottle is also marked “The Rylands Ld – 4 – Barnsley”. Bottle is in very good condition and has its marble.  Bottle stands 9 inches tall. A first rate collectible bottle.
In 1872, a British soft drink maker Hiram Codd of Camberwell, London, designed and patented a bottle designed specifically for carbonated drinks. The Codd-neck bottle was designed and manufactured with thick glass to withstand internal pressure, and a chamber to enclose a marble and a rubber washer 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 bottles were regularly produced for many decades, but gradually declined in usage. Since children smashed the bottles to retrieve the marbles, vintage cod bottles are relatively scarce and have become
collector items, particularly in the UK.
In the early 1900’s, William Hindson took over the mineral water manufactory at the Eagle brewery in Appleby. Appleby-in-Westmorland is a market town and civil parish in the Eden district, in the North West England administrative county of Cumbria.
Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 6 × 6 in