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"SB" Pignose Codd Neck Bottle (c.1900s)


Codd Neck bottle with pig nose shaped opening. England, c.1900s. Clear glass. Glass marble in top chamber of bottle. Marked "SB" on the bottom. The original rubber is intact around the top.

The odd shape of the Codd neck bottle allowed carbonated drinks to be sealed with a glass marble that was vacuum sealed against a rubber seal at the top of the bottle. 

A device like a bottle stopper was pressed into the bottle until the pressure made a hissing "Pop!" sound. This is where we get the term "soda pop." Codd invented this method of sealing carbonated drinks in 1872. The marbles were often collected by kids. A popular Japanese drink Ramune uses this method of sealing their drinks today.

In good condition. The original rubber seal is still intact at the top of the bottle. Some chipping at the top of the opening (See image).

Measures 7 3/4 inches in height and 2 1/4 in diameter at its widest point, and weighs 13 1/2 oz.


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