Soft drink / Codd bottle, J Kerswell

Invented in 1872 by Hiram Codd, the ‘Codd’ bottle was used for fizzy soft drinks or pop. Drinks were sealed by a marble stopper pushed tightly against a rubber ring by the pressure of the gas. This bottle bears the trade name of J. Kerswell of St Thomas, Exeter. Kerswell’s trademark is based on The Deerstalker statue by E.B. Stephens in Northernhay Gardens, Exeter.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
33/1975
Collection Class
Glass
Material
glassmarble
Common Name
soft drink / Codd bottle, J Kerswell
Simple Name
bottle
Inscription Transcription
J. KERSWELL / ST. THOMAS AERATED WATERWORKS EXETER
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)
Production Town
Barnsley
Production County
Yorkshire
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Person Surname
Redfern Bros
Production Year Low
1900
Production Year High
1910

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soft drink / Codd bottle, J Kerswell