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found at Clydebank, Glasgow

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This glass bottle for aerated water was found at Clydebank in Glasgow. It dates from the 19th century. It was produced for Hunter and Bennie, a Glasgow manufacturer of aerated water.

The front of the bottle is moulded with the manufacturer's details: 'Hunter & Bennie, H & B, Glasgow'.

In Victorian times, advertising grew and was used by manufacturers as a way of appealing to their customers. Brand goods were developed and certain types of container were recycled. These included bottles which were a useful means of advertising products.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-894-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEN 145
Date: 19th century
Material: Glass, light aqua green. Inscription: Front: an oval and HUNTER & BENNIE / H & B / GLASGOW / base: 1029 / W
Dimensions: 227 mm H; 64 mm D (base)
Who: Codd (Maker)
Hunter and Bennie, Glasgow (Owner)
Where: Scotland, Dunbartonshire, Clydebank
Description: Light aqua green glass Codd bottle, the front moulded with Hunter and Bennie, Glasgow, found at Clydebank
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