The Antique Thread

Nibby

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I found these in Little Wilbraham near Cambridge, not valuable but interesting how in clean flowing water they have kept well for over 100 years.
The one with a dog emblem is a Codd bottle invented by Hiram Codd, it has the marble in it which was pressurised to the top with a rubber sealing ring, a short stick would've been supplied with it to push the marble out the way to release the aerated water. Quite convoluted for a drink of water back then.
The greenish bottle with coat of arms and Eastern European writing emblazoned on it is a Zara bottle which would've come here from Croatia from the 19th century.
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lozcb

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More interesting than one would think rocks, I'll have you know ........................ Dug up some real old ones on my travels , still got a few with nice little snippets of gold inside
 

Koz

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I found these in Little Wilbraham near Cambridge, not valuable but interesting how in clean flowing water they have kept well for over 100 years.
The one with a dog emblem is a Codd bottle invented by Hiram Codd, it has the marble in it which was pressurised to the top with a rubber sealing ring, a short stick would've been supplied with it to push the marble out the way to release the aerated water. Quite convoluted for a drink of water back then.
The greenish bottle with coat of arms and Eastern European writing emblazoned on it is a Zara bottle which would've come here from Croatia from the 19th century.
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I’m in India at the moment. (Not with Boris I hasten to add). But they still use the Codd bottle out here for soda. I had a lemon soda made using these bottles. Let me know if you need any bringing back.
 

Nibby

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I’m in India at the moment. (Not with Boris I hasten to add). But they still use the Codd bottle out here for soda. I had a lemon soda made using these bottles. Let me know if you need any bringing back.
Hard to believe Koz they’re still in use. You would think the manufacture of a plastic bottle would be much more cost effective than a Codd to make.
Enjoy your holiday.
 
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zagatoes30

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I've got this , a fossil of one of the oldest things on the planet , my wife wanted to use it as a stepping stone in the garden :eek:

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Mate bought an old house with a stone floor of which some of the stones had fossils in them, a guy came to quote for a similar floor in his extension and offered to refloor the extension and the current floor in matching stone if he could take the old slabs away