Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 07/19/2015

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Tilbury Mineral Water Works, Camp Road, Farnborough

Tilbury Mineral Water Works, Camp Road, Farnborough
A Codd stoppered bottle from the Tilbury Mineral Water Works in Farnborough.

The Codd stopper was perfected in 1872 by Hiram Codd. The gas in the drink forces a glass globe (the "pop alley" beloved of children who would smash the bottle to get at the "marble" ) into a rubber seal. It was opened by using a special tool which forced the globe from the rubber seal; with the bottle held correctly for pouring, the globe rested against the lip visible just above the one in the picture, preventing it from interfering with pouring. The Codd stopper lasted into the 1920s.