W P Branson Coffee Extract

W P Branson Coffee Extract

W. P. Branson, coffee extract bottle, dark green. Less common is the version in reddish-brown glass. These bottles are found all over the world. Branson later become a Limited Company, and later bottles have ‘Ltd’ embossed on them.
R. White Deposit beer bottle

R. White Deposit beer bottle

R. White & Sons Ltd had their main factory in Camberwell, South London, and sold their carbonated beverages (chiefly lemonade and ginger beer) in Codd bottles, stoneware bottles and glass corked/ internal-screw stoppered bottles. In the late 1880s, no deposit was...
New Era Beer Bottle

New Era Beer Bottle

Internal-screw stoppered bottle, embossed “S. Clayton & Sons/ Bow/ London/ New-Era Beer”, with ‘New-Era Beer’ on Vulcanite stopper. Simeon Clayton & Sons manufactured this non-alcoholic temperance drink (made from hops) at the...
Chateau de Conde bottle

Chateau de Conde bottle

Red-brown bottle for Chateau de Conde Champagne Cognac (?) Bottled for English export by ‘Green & Co’. (For another example of a foreign product bottled for English export, see ‘AEsculap bottle’.)
Keiller’s Dundee marmalade

Keiller’s Dundee marmalade

White ceramic, transfer-printed pot, made by Maling of Newcastle, for Keiller and Sons’ Dundee Marmalade – a very popular brand at the time.
Caley’s Fruit Juice Drinks

Caley’s Fruit Juice Drinks

Aqua glass, sheared-lip bottle for concentrated fruit juice crystals, embossed ‘Caley & Son, Norwich, Concentrated fruit juice drinks’, with trade mark. Caley was a manufacturer of carbonated beverages and confectionery.
Ginger beer bottle

Ginger beer bottle

Under-glaze stamped stoneware ginger beer bottle, belonging to the firm of Wilshak, whose premises were in The Rows, in Great Yarmouth.
Ketchup bottle

Ketchup bottle

Aqua glass cylindrical bottle with long thin neck and burst-off lip. The label is largely preserved and says ‘Hayward Bros/ Old English/ Ketchup/ for soups, gravies &c/ Hayward Bros/ 3[?] Kennington Road/ London, S. E.’ In 1898, Hayward Bros were...
Manchester pickles jar

Manchester pickles jar

Pickles jar, retaining part of original label. The name of the company is partly visible as […]enshaw & Tur[…], followed by the word ‘Pickles’, and ‘prepared with the finest vinegar’, then ‘Manchester’. In the centre...
Pastry plate with motto

Pastry plate with motto

Wedgwood plate, showing mother rolling pastry, and child carrying a pie, with animals and other designs in the margin. The word ‘pastry’ appears below the central image. Around the side is a motto: ‘Enough means health, more – disease’....
Larmouth & Co Codd bottle, re-used by N. Paul

Larmouth & Co Codd bottle, re-used by N. Paul

Larmouth & Co (of Hackney), Reliance patent Codd bottle, made by Dan Rylands of Barnsely. It is embossed ‘This bottle is the property of Larmouth & Co, No deposit charged’. When the firm went bankrupt, the stock of bottles was purchased by Nicholas...
Soft drinks bottle

Soft drinks bottle

Black glass (i.e. very dark green) cork-topped bottle, embossed ‘YABC, Gt Yarmouth’. For carbonated beverages or fruit crush manufactured by the Yarmouth Aerated Beverage Company, which was established in 1896 and went bankrupt in 1898.
Ginger beer bottle

Ginger beer bottle

Two-tone ginger beer bottle (cork-top), impressed ‘Lawrance & Sons, Yarmouth, Beccles and Saxmundham’, with a pottery stamp from George Skey of Tamworth.
Ginger beer bottle

Ginger beer bottle

Two-tone, cork-top ginger beer bottle from Morgan’s Brewery Company, Norwich (with twelve named branch stores). Probably from the Yarmouth branch.
Ketchup bottle

Ketchup bottle

Aqua glass bottle with a burst-off lip to take a cork. The label says ‘Hayward Bros, Old English Ketchup, For Soups, Gravies, etc’, with an address in London, S. E. Note that at this date ketchup was a cooking ingredient, though Heinz’ Tomato Ketchup...
Chutney bottles

Chutney bottles

Two bottles, one enormous, the other large. Embossed: ‘The Original Ship Brand Chutney Manufactured in Bombay’.
Glass jam jar

Glass jam jar

Clear glass jam jar embossed with a shield-shaped border which contains the remnants of a label. Glass jam jars are uncommon at so early a date. The vast majority of jam and marmalade jars in the late 1890s were ceramic, and ceramic jars continued to be common for...