Mineral water bottle

Made:
1801-1900 in England

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Schweppes mineral water bottle, 1800 - 1900. Three quarter view, white perspex background
Science Museum Group Collection
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Schweppes mineral water bottle, 1800 - 1900. Three quarter view, white perspex background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Egg shaped mineral water bottle, 19th century. Bottle glass is unrefined glass, dark green or brown in colour, and has been used since the early 17th century for making bottles. The colour results from traces of iron found in the sand used for the batch. Sometimes iron oxide is added to darken the colour.

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Details

Category:
Glass Technology
Object Number:
1968-180
type:
bottles
credit:
Glass Manufacturers' Federation
status:
Permanent collection

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