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Codd-neck bottle

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– **Design**:
– In 1872, Hiram Codd of London patented a bottle for carbonated drinks.
– The bottle was made of thick glass to handle internal pressure.
– It included a chamber for a marble and rubber washer in the neck.
– Bottles were filled upside down to seal in carbonation.
– The unique shape prevented the marble from blocking the neck during pouring.

– **Popularity**:
– The Codd-neck bottle gained popularity in Europe, India, and Australasia.
– Some alcohol drinkers did not favor this bottle design.
– The term “codswallop” is linked to beer in Codds bottles.
– Vintage Codd bottles are rare due to children breaking them for marbles.
– Certain bottles, like cobalt-colored ones, can fetch high prices at auctions.

– **Usage**:
– The Codd bottle declined in use with the introduction of crown cork caps.
– Bilas from Portugal created a drink inspired by the Codd bottle.
– Codd bottles are still used for drinks like Ramune in Japan and Banta in India.

– **See also**:
– List of bottle types, brands, and companies.

– **References**:
– Codd-neck bottle’s impact on pop culture.
– Discovery of ancient bottles.
– The origin of the term “codswallop.”
– Sources for further reading on Codd-neck bottles.

Codd-neck bottle (Wikipedia)

A Codd-neck bottle (more commonly known as a Codd bottle or a marble bottle) is a type of bottle used for carbonated drinks. It has a closing design based on a glass marble which is held against a rubber seal, which sits within a recess in the lip.

Codd-neck bottle
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