Soda Bottle, Hutchinson Closure, Blob Top, Circa 1880, Aqua, H. Tewes College Point LI, Collectible
A great aqua soda bottle from College Point LI. The bottle dates from circa 1880 and has it's Hutchinson closure intact. It is aqua in color and the embossing on it states: H. TEWES COLLEGE POINT LI. This bottle is hand blown into a mold with a smooth attached bottom and applied top. (also known as a blob top)
Charles G. Hutchinson invented and patented the Hutchinson Stopper in 1879 as a replacement for cork bottle stoppers which were commonly being used. His invention employed a wire spring attached to a rubber seal.
College Point is a working-middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.
6 1/2 inches in height
2 1/2 inch in diameter
This bottle is about 135 years old but is in very good condition. The bubbles in the glass are from the manufacturing process and the metal stopper gives the bottle character as well as dates it. There are rub marks and a couple of small chips on the blob top
What a wonderful gift for a collector or to add to your own collection.
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Our Vintage Rating Chart:
'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.
GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.