Codd style bottles are readily identified by their marble stopper. The Codd bottle was filled upside down so that as soon the filling stopped, the stopper was forced down to seal the bottle against the rubber ring. Pressure inside the bottle would keep the marble pressed against the top of the bottle. Codd Bottle The problem with the pointy-ended Hamilton bottle was its tendency to roll off counters or shelves. The problem was solved, in 1872, with the invention of the Codd marble-in-the-neck bottle by Hiram Codd 1838-1887 – Fig. 5 from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England Fig. 6. Codd in his early working life became a OLD BOTTLE IDENTIFICATION AND DATING GUIDE. This webpage is intended to help novice collectors and non-collectors better identify, describe, and date the bottles they encounter. Bottle dating is approximate and just intended to give a relative placement in bottle making history.
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Early life. Codd was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, the son of Edwin Codd, a carpenter, who died in 1846 when Codd was 8 years old. He had two older brothers and an older sister. On 5 February 1856, at the age of 18, he married Jane Colebrooke at Holy Trinity Church, Kingston & Chelsea, London. Dating Summary/Notes It appears that all crown finish bottles date after the 1892 patent date and virtually all several years after. Mouth-blown, true applied crown finish closure soda bottles do exist but are very uncommon and then almost always of foreign Asian and possibly European manufacture empirical observations. Glass Bottle Marks – Page Five Glass Manufacturers’ Marks seen on bottles and other types of glassware. Note for introductory and explanatory comments and discussion concerning this section of the website, please click on the “A-B” link below which points to “page one” of these five alphabetically-arranged pages.