SM9737 : Fishguard Codd bottle (1)

taken 7 years ago, near to Llanychaer, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Fishguard Codd bottle (1)
Fishguard Codd bottle (1)
This broken bottle, found close by, once contained ginger beer or a similar fizzy drink, using a method invented by Hiram Codd, a British engineer (1838-1887). His idea, which involved using the pressure of the carbonated water to push a glass ball against a rubber ring so creating a perfect seal, revolutionized the drinks trade world-wide. The invention was patented but bottle manufacturers could replicate it if they purchased the balls, the sealing rings and requisite tool. Mineral water firms had bottles made to their own specifications, with their names and trademarks.
This example was no doubt broken years ago when children used routinely to smash the bottles to extract the marbles. It came from the local bottling factory of T. Lewis, Fishguard, which is still known as the Popworks and has recently been converted into a youth centre, see LinkExternal link
The trademark shows something looking like a termite mound which I have seen described as an iceberg. In fact, it is the rocky pinnacle which stands off the coast only a km to the north of here, see LinkExternal link
(My thanks to Roy Lewis for this revelation!)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 March, 2011
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Bygones   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 975 370 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.6836N 4:56.9909W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 975 370
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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