AEsculap bottle

AEsculap bottle

Light green glass mineral water bottle for the water called ‘AEsculap, from a spring in Budapest. Part of the label, bearing the name, remains. T.D. Luke and N.H. Forbes, in their manual ‘Natural Therapy’ (Bristol, 1913), p. 284 list this brand under...
Hunyadi Janos bottle

Hunyadi Janos bottle

Dark green glass bottle for mineral water. The brand, called ‘Hunyadi Janos’ after a medieval Hungarian hero, was marketed by Andreas Saxlehner of Budapest as an ‘aperient water’, recommended for combating constipation. The spring was near...
Assorted mineral water bottles etc

Assorted mineral water bottles etc

Various bottles from the Great Yarmouth site, including Codd bottles, Hamiltons, Ginger Beers and minerals bearing the names of local firms (Lawrence, Hunt, Newman, Neslen, Wilshak, YABC, etc). There are also a few London makers represented. The green bottle with...
Hunt & Son, blob-top mineral

Hunt & Son, blob-top mineral

Heavy blob-top aqua glass mineral water bottle, embossed ‘Hunt & Son/ Great Yarmouth’, with trademark. Such bottles would have taken a cork and were returnable.
Hunt & Son, mineral water bottle

Hunt & Son, mineral water bottle

Bullet-stoppered aqua glass mineral water bottle, embossed ‘Hunt & Son/ Great Yarmouth’, with trademark on rear. Signs of wear to base indicate re-use. Such bottles were returnable and refillable.
Caley’s mineral water bottle

Caley’s mineral water bottle

A nineteenth-century mineral water bottle, embossed with the name of Caley’s Pharmaceutical Works, Norwich, dating before 1898 and discarded in the 1920s at Holme Hale Hall.
Household rubbish 1870s

Household rubbish 1870s

An assemblage of household rubbish discarded in the 1870s at Brockdish rectory. Top left (from left to right): clinker, oyster shells, small bones, green glass German mineral water bottle fragments and aqua glass English wine/ ale bottle fragments, ‘black’...
Early Codd Bottle

Early Codd Bottle

Early narrow-necked Codd bottle, datable to the 1870s, from the firm E. Eyre & Co of King’s Lynn. The photo shows the bottle before cleaning.
Lamont’s Patent Mineral Water Bottle

Lamont’s Patent Mineral Water Bottle

Lamont’s Patent mineral water bottle, embossed with a hand holding a bottle, and the name of the firm Forster G, Moore, New Conduit Street, King’s Lynn. Around the base, embossed ‘Lumb & Co, Makers, Castleford’. The stopper, a wooden bullet...
Hungarian Mineral Water Bottle

Hungarian Mineral Water Bottle

Green glass bottle (base only), embossed on the base ‘Hunyadi Janos, Saxlehners Bitterquelle’, for mineral water. It was regarded as a cure for constipation. This was imported and consumed at Kirton Rectory in the 1900s.
Codd Bottles

Codd Bottles

Codd bottles and other mineral water bottles, found in a dump of domestic waste in a trench at the King’s Lynn ash yard.
Aerated Waters Bottle

Aerated Waters Bottle

Early-Mid Victorian aerated waters bottle with an address at Artillery Row, Westminster. The cork on this bottle would have been at risk of drying out, causing the contents to go flat. The circular scar left by the removal of the glassblower’s pontil rod remains...
Hamilton Bottle

Hamilton Bottle

Hamilton bottle, embossed ‘W. Ingram/ Southend’, found during road works outside The Peter Boat pub, Leigh-on-Sea. These were used for mineral water or soda water. The design ensured that the bottles would be stored on their side, keeping the cork in...
Codd Bottles

Codd Bottles

Codd bottles for lemonade or other fizzy drinks, embossed J. F. Harrington, Southend-on-Sea, around trademark.
Codd Bottles

Codd Bottles

Codds for W. Ingram of Southend and R. White’s of London, who made lemonade etc.┬áThe larger one on the left has lugs to catch the marble when pouring on both the left and the right, so that the pourer did not have to turn it the right way round to prevent the...
Codd Bottles

Codd Bottles

Codd bottles embossed ‘W. G. Osborne & Son, Pall Mall, Leigh-on-Sea’. They contained lemonade or mineral water and retain the rubbing ring in the neck which held the marble when the bottle was full, forming an airtight seal.
Fizzy Drinks Bottle

Fizzy Drinks Bottle

Aqua glass handmade fizzy drinks bottle with wooden internal-screw stopper, embossed ‘J. F. Harrington, Southend-on-Sea’, with logo. Found with other bottles, including Anzora, a Codd bottle and ‘Ad-le-Burg’ mineral water.