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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Dear CW's this is not my usual type of post but my husband found this bottle whilst clearing out the garage. It says E. Logsdon Sun Hotel Hitchin. In 1888 E Logsdon played football for Hitchin Town Football Club and then managed the brewery at the Sun Hotel in 1890. We think my son found this bottle many years ago, either with a school trip or later on a boys night out !! It has this unusual marble inside it rolling around and after cleaning all the dirt off I thought I might see if my local museum want it. We live in Hitchin and the Sun Hotel hasn't changed much in the last 100 years although there isn't a brewery attached to it anymore. I can't believe this bottle is over 100 years old and no idea about the marble but hoping Malkey might help with some info xx


    1. Caperkid, 2 years ago
      That is to cool, And a piece of local history.
    2. bottle-bud bottle-bud, 2 years ago
      Great find
      Just curious, Which state is Hitchen in?
    3. bottle-bud bottle-bud, 2 years ago
      Sorry, I now realize you are in England!
      Love that pic of the hotel!
    4. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 2 years ago
      Ha ha yes across the pond and Hitchin is a lovely market town with pubs dating back to the 1500's !! Thank you bottle-bud your collection is amazing.
    5. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 2 years ago
      Thank you for stopping by Caperkid and the love for my old bottle ha ha
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      That's a very interesting bottle for sure!! I love looking up the history of these old hotels. They really fascinate me.
    7. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      It's a Codd-style bottle (utilises that marble), most popular in England till the 1910s. Some were in use till the 1950s in some areas of Europe and Asia. Japan uses them today. The carbonated pressure forces the marble into the neck to seal it against a rubber gasket. Reusable, so long as the gasket was good.
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Here's The Story Of The "POP" Soda Bottle:

      Hope this helps! :^D
      Nice bottle Wandlessfairy, great post! :^)
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Hey, thanks SpiritBear, got in there just before me! :^D Work great together! :^)
    10. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 2 years ago
      Wow you know your stuff. My son is very impressed with his bottle and whilst it has no value, whatsoever, I think it's great and will offer it to the museum if they're interested. Thank you so much SpiritBear and billretirecoll for all the help. Great stuff.
    11. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 2 years ago
      I can see why old inns and hotels are fascinating Scott. I feel very lucky to have so many in my town, especially as most of them are pubs ha ha.
    12. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 2 years ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2, Brunswick,officialfuel, fortapache and bijoucaillouvintage for all the love. Great to see you.
    13. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 2 years ago
      Great to see you vintagelamp, EZa, iggy and Catmanyoutube( great name)

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