|Object ID #||1992.065.001|
|Object Name||Bottle, Seltzer|
|Title||TAYLOR & PRINGLE Soda Water Siphon Bottle|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Year Range from||1886|
|Year Range to||1911|
|Artist||Durato T, Paris, France|
|Place of Origin||France|
An example of a TAYLOR & PRINGLE soda water siphon bottle. This bottle has an etched (frosted) design on one side only, which has the Taylor & Pringle logo, consisting of an encircled, entwined "T & P", and the wording "TAYLOR & PRINGLE TRADEMARK REGISTERED OWEN SOUND". The base is rounded. The underside of the base is blank (no glassmaker's identification). Visible in the interior is a clear glass siphon straw. The top closure is pewter and has impress-stamped wording: "TAYLOR & PRINGLE / OWEN SOUND" "Made in France Durato T Paris 9". The bottle's glass appears seamless.
pewter has impress-stamped wording:
"TAYLOR & PRINGLE / OWEN SOUND" "Made in France Durato T Paris 9"
Manufactured at Paris, France, by the Durato T glass factory, for the Owen Sound bottling company known as Taylor & Pringle. The The bottle would have been used and returned to the Taylor & Pringle company for refilling. It is not known who kept the item after T&P closed.
|Collection||Bottles & Equipment, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||H-11.811 Dia-3.622 inches|
|Found||Grey County, Ontario|
Taylor, William Humphrey
Pringle, John Corbet
Owen Sound Industry
Owen Sound Industries
Taylor & Pringle
Owen Sound Industries and Products
Siphon bottles were containers used for dispensing carbonated fluid, usually for beverages. This one was manufactured in France, for an Owen Sound, Ontario bottling company.
Similar siphon bottles are illustrated in a reference book. "The siphon for carbonated beverages was first known in the form of the "Regency Portable Fountain" patented in 1825 by Charles Plinth...Hotels and bar rooms had the siphon handy...Since most were acid-etched with the names of the users, very interesting collections can be made." [Unitt]
Unitt, Doris & Peter, BOTTLES IN CANADA, 1972, p. 76.
Sometimes they are called seltzer bottles as well.