Antique Glass Bottle, Round Bottom Soda Bottle, Collectible Bottle

Antique Glass Bottle, Round Bottom Soda Bottle, Collectible Bottle

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We have for sale an Antique Round Bottom Soda Bottle
Wonderful example of a mid-1800s round bottom ginger ale bottle. These wonderful bottles have several names, cucumber bottles, torpedo bottles, egg soda bottles. They were first made in England in the 1840s and then in America in the 1870s.
This bottle dates around 1870-1880s, green in color with several air bottles and a few sand granules imbedded in the glass all from manufacturing.

**This sale is only for the round bottom bottle all others not included.

Circa; 1880s
Measures; 9 ¼” long, 2 ¼” in diameter.
Marked; none
Condition; Very good with no chips or cracks. Please see all pictures.

Why a round bottom? Story has it that the manufactures of ginger ale were using flat bottom bottles to sale their ale. The label on the bottle said store the bottle on there sides so the cork that sealed the bottle would not dry out causing the ale to go bad. But the mercantile store owners would not store the bottle on their sides because it took up too much shelf space which lead to the corks drying out and spoiling the ale. Hence the round bottom bottles these could not be stood on end.

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Sku# 4265

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