Archaeological finds

Stoneware bottle

Catalogue ID: 676


This stoneware bottle is typical of the drinks bottles produced by local companies (in this case Croft & Co.) to hold carbonated drinks such as ginger beer. It would originally have been stoppered with a cork and probably covered with a piece of waxed cloth tied with string to keep the cork damp and the stopper secure. Bottles could sometimes be returned to shops for a small deposit return and refilled. This is a relatively rare example of an unbroken bottle.

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