Schweppes Torpedo Glass Bottle with Embossed Street and Brand Name.
Schweppes Torpedo Glass Bottle with Embossed Street and Brand Name, 51 BERNERS STREET and GENUINE SUPERIOR.
Torpedo Bottle is known by many names, such as Hamilton bottles, round bottom bottles, or ballast bottles. Jacob Schweppes from Bristol, England, in 1794, was one of the first manufacturers of mineral water. He saw that gas seeped from the bottle, resulting in the loss of carbonation. As a result, he created the torpedo bottle. They were designed to lie on their side to keep the cork moist and prevent carbonation from escaping. It was also designed with a round bottom to make the consumer finish the drink before setting it down.
He created the J. Schweppes and Company in 1798 that is still in existence. In 1809, William F. Hamilton patented the torpedo bottle and it became common in the 1840s when the manufacturing of mineral water became very popular.
Before, carbonated water was only sold on a small scale. Torpedo bottles were later used to hold carbonated sodas such as ginger ale, and the Schweppes Company became the largest soda manufacturing company in Britain.
Item Code - GLA5C356WCA
Width: 2 3/4" Height: 9 1/2" Depth: 2 3/4" Weight: 422 g
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