Story: Food and beverage manufacturing

Codd bottle (2nd of 3)

Codd bottle

In 1872 Hiram Codd patented a bottle sealed with a glass marble trapped in the neck, which was held against a rubber seal by the pressure inside. This ‘Codd’ bottle quickly replaced all others and was standard for 50 years. This particular bottle was produced in Wellington in 1922 or 1923.

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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