John Taylor. Ashton in makerfield

Started by: twigginer21 (1743)

We have recently inherited an unusual old bottle that has a marble stopper inside. and the writing says 'John Taylor
Ashton in makerfield'
Just wondering if anyone has any info and would it have been a beer/milk bottle etc and what year is it from as we cant find anything on the net!!!? thanks a lot

Started: 18th Aug 2006 at 23:15

Posted by: brian (838)

Probably a pop bottle if it had a marble stopper in it. The marble would have been a prized possession for the kids at the time.

What colour is the bottle? is there not a year on the bottle anywhere?

Replied: 18th Aug 2006 at 23:23

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

Its a clear bottle it says n & co on the bottom and has the number 3184.

Replied: 19th Aug 2006 at 00:53

Posted by: kayleigh (1161)

Keep it in good condition, it is worth something now. Any old bottles are. and more so if they have the marble in.

Replied: 19th Aug 2006 at 17:42

Posted by: twigginer21 (1743)

We would never sell it! We just want to know about its history!!

Replied: 19th Aug 2006 at 17:44

Posted by: tonker (24614) 

Type . . . Max's Bottle Links . . . into google (or whatever you go through).

Max's Bottle Links

Replied: 19th Aug 2006 at 20:04

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

It is called a "Codds Bottle" so called because the inventor of the marble stopper system of sealing the bottle. Was invented by a Hiram Codd. Some rare coloured ones can be quite valuable. However run of the mill clear bottles without any picture decoration are only worth a couple of pounds. When you go 'bottle digging' you find a lot with the necks broken. Broken at the time, by kids who wanted the marble stopper.

Replied: 19th Aug 2006 at 21:29


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