Story: Food and beverage manufacturing

Hamilton bottle (1st of 3)

Hamilton bottle

These torpedo shaped bottles in use in New Zealand from 1840 to 1870 were sealed with a cork and secured with a wire. Their shape purposely prevented them being stored upright, which would allow the cork to dry out and break the seal. They were called Hamilton bottles.

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Reference: 1971.22.1

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Sarah Wilcox, 'Food and beverage manufacturing - Cold drinks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Sarah Wilcox, published 11 Mar 2010