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EVENT CALENDAR club directory
WARRNAMBOOL 6-7 February. Annual Two Day Show. Show- Adelaide Historical Bottle Club Inc. Meets second Thursday each month at
the Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood at 7.00pm.
(VIC) grounds. Contact: Rex Matthews: (03) 5528 4243,
Enquiries: Franca Papagni (08) 8261 4858, after 5.00pm.
0448 841 672 or email: [email protected] Antique Bottle, Ceramic and Collectables Club of Sydney, Inc. Meets first
Ron Cashmore: 0417 037 744. Tuesday of month at Peakhurst School of Arts, Forest Road, at 8 pm. Details: Martin
TOOWOOMBA 20-21 February. Contact: Dawn: 0412 663 757 Ruckert: Ph: 0416 169 961. www.sydneycollectors.org.au
(QLD) Antique Bottle Club of Melbourne Inc. meets fourth Saturday of month [except
or Ross: 0407 662 206. Incorporating evening August, December and January] at the Hungarian Community Centre, Boronia.
auction by Graham Lancaster containing several
Meeting starts at 8 pm. Secretary - Paul Walsh, PO Box 467, Brentford Square,
COOLAMON Melbourne 3131.
5 March. Annual Antique Bottle and Collectables Avon Valley Collectors Club. Post: 56 Gordon St., Northam, WA, 6401
(NSW) Fair, Up-To-Date Store. Contact: Peter Inch: 0427 Bathurst Stamp, Coin and Collectables Club. Meets first Monday of the month
at the Bathurst Public School, George Street, Bathurst, 2795. Details: PO Box 151,
273 296 or Peter Lucas: (02) 6927 3099.
Bathurst, 2795. Phone: (02) 6332 1622.
LATROBE 13 March. One Day Show and Swap and
(TAS) Sell. Set up on afternoon of Saturday 12 March. The Clarence Valley Bottle and Collectors Club. Bottle Club meets monthly at
members homes. Please call: John O’Keefe: (02) 6642 3497. Email: [email protected]
Latrobe Memorial Hall. Contact: Mark bigpond.com
Stephens: (03) 6331 1146, 0488 283 075 or Bill Coffs Harbour Collectors Club. Meets first Wednesday every month at 7 pm, ring
Porter: (03) 6249 8393, 0408 315 373. secretary for details. Details: PO Box 1985, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450. Phone:
Cranbourne 20 March. Antique Bottle & Collectables 0459 359 646.
(VIC) Swap and Sell Day. Cranbourne Public Hall. Colonial Bottle & Collectors Club of WA. Meets second Tuesday every month
at 7.30 pm at the Cannington Exhibition Centre, Corner Albany Highway & Station
Contact: Howard: (03) 9750 0076 or Terry: 0439 Street, Cannington. Details: PO Box 51, Maylands, 6051. Phone (08) 9274 3351,
070 191, or email: [email protected] email: [email protected]
BEECHWORTH 26 March. Easter Saturday. Annual Bottle Cowra Gem & Collectors Club. Details: PO Box 399, Cowra, 2794. Check out
(VIC) our website for more details: www.cowraregion.com.au/collectorsclub. Email:
Show and Swap and Sell day. Ph.: (03) 5721 3798 [email protected] Phone: 0427 422 386.
or email: [email protected]
WARWICK 25-27 March. Easter - Antiques - Collectables - Darling Downs Antique Bottle & Collectables Club Inc. Meets first Tuesday of
month at No 7 Buena Vista Crescent, Toowoomba. Post: Box 34, Harlaxton PO,
(QLD) Rock Swap - Lapidary - Jewellery. Contact: Dawn: Harlaxton, QLD, 4350. Ph: Dawn: 0412 663 757 or Ross: 0407 662 206.
0412 663 757. Geelong Bottle & Collectables Club, Inc. President: David Smith. Phone:
WANTIRNA 16-17 April. Hungarian Community Centre. (03) 5243 4306 or 0419 434 306, email: [email protected] Meets
(VIC) Details: Paul Walsh: (03) 9884 0465, email: 4th Monday of month at Barwon Pavilion underneath James Harrison Bridge,
corner High St and Barwon Tce, Geelong. Post: PO Box 1514, Geelong, VIC, 3220.
BENDIGO 30 April. Swap and Sell day. Details: Craig lectables-club-inc/home
(VIC) Morrow: 0412 508 170, email: [email protected] Gippsland Antique Bottles & Collectables Club Inc. C/O 37 Strathcole Drive
Traralgon Vic 3844. Details: (03) 5174 8050. Meets various places.
mail.com, Ash White: 0418 243 201.
Hastings Valley Bottle & Collectors Club. Meets second Saturday each month at
CALOUNDRA 30 April - 1 May. Queensland State Show. All Wauchope Public School at 7 pm. Details: (02) 6582 0271.
(QLD) enquiries to: Lynn: Mobile: 0415 196 598. Email:
Inverell & District Collectors Club Inc. Currently meeting at homes of members,
[email protected] Post: the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. For up to date details, please contact Leah
Sunshine Coast Antique & Collectables Club Inc., Humphreys on (02) 6724 8292 or 0418 989 288. Everyone welcome with items of
interest shown at each meeting.
P.O. Box 448, Landsborough, Qld, 4550.
Maryborough Bottles & Collectables Club. Details: Jason Trickey, 97 High Street,
COWRA 14-15 May. COWRACOLLECTORS FAIR. Details: Avoca, 3467. Phone: (03) 5465 3278 or (03) 5461 4720.
(NSW) Ian Amos: (02) 6342 2386.
BELMONT Mornington Peninsula Antique Bottle & Collectables Club Inc. Meets second
28 May. Mini swap and sell day combined with Saturday each month at Uniting Church Hall, corner Karingal Dve. and Lindrum Rd.,
(VIC) general market. Belmont Scout Hall, Dean Street. Frankston at 7:30 pm. Details: Howard: (03) 9750 0076, or write to: 26 Bruarong
Contact David Smith at [email protected] Cres Frankston, 3199.
Newcastle & Hunter Valley Region Bottle & Collectables Club. Meets
second Wednesday each month at Minmi Hall, at 7:30 pm. Details: President: Craig
org.au or mobile: 0419 434 306.
Jeffriess: 0419 146 028, email: [email protected] Vice President: Ian Sher-
ADELAIDE 11-12 June. Annual South Australian Collectables
(SA) Show. St Clair Recreation Centre, 109 Woodville man: (02) 4958 3739. Secretary: Richard Milne: (02) 4972 5004.
Road, Woodville, SA. Details - Paul McAnulty: North Eastern Bottle & Collectables Club. Post: 23 Graham Ave, Wangaratta, 3677.
0423 152 598. Phone: (03) 5721 3798, email: [email protected]
MURWILL’BAH 6 August. Annual Exhibition & Trading Fair. North Queensland Antique Bottle & Collectables Club. Details: 7 Arinya Street,
(NSW) Murwillumbah Civic Centre. Details: Trevor Cranbrook, Townsville, 4810. Phone: (07) 4771 3568.
Brooks: (02) 6677 9577 or 0439 779 577. Email:
Northern Rivers Bottle & Collectors Club Inc. Meets on the third Sunday each
[email protected] month (except December & January) at various members places. Details: Trevor
Brooks, PO Box 232, Murwillumbah, NSW, 2484. Phone/Fax: (02) 6677 9577 or
MARYBOROUGH 27-28 August. Annual Bottle & Collectables Show. 0439 779 577, email: [email protected] www.northernriverscollectorsclub.
(VIC) Maryborough Harness Raceway. Orana Collectors Club. Peter McKinnon, P.O. Box 2057, DUBBO, NSW, 2830.
Phone: (02) 6884 2680, Mobile: 0429 844 102.
Jason Trickey, phone: 0467 238 799, or
Stephen Greenwood, phone: (03) 5461 4720 AH. Queensland Historical Bottle & Collectables Club Inc. P.O. Box 2022, Brighton,
CLEVELAND 24 September. Antique & Collectables Fair. Eventide, 4017. The Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except Dec.
(QLD) Cleveland State School Indoor Sports Stadium, cnr and Jan.) at Grange Progress Assoc. Hall, Cnr. Wilston Rd. and Daisy St., Grange,
Brisbane. For further information: P.O. Box 2022, Brighton Eventide, 4017 or phone
Queen and Wynyard Streets, Cleveland. Open (07) 3288 4515 or (07) 3269 0992.
from 9 am to 4 pm. Queensland Historical Bottle
GEELONG & Collectables Club. Enquiries: (07) 3269 0992. Sandhurst Antique Bottle & Collectables Club. Details: Box 1032, Bendigo, 3550.
South West Queensland Collectors & Hobbies Assoc. Inc. Meets first
21-23 October. Australian National Bottle Show. Tuesday each month at Roma. Details: PO Box 444, Roma, Qld., 4455. Phone:
(VIC) Geelong Bottle & Collectables Club. Geelong (07) 4622 8960 (President and secretary). Email: [email protected]
Showgrounds. Details: David Smith: 0419 434 South West Victoria Bottle & Collectables Club. Details: Rex Matthews, 3821
Princes Hwy, Lyons, 3304. Contact: Rex Matthews: (03) 5528 4243 or email:
306 or email: [email protected] [email protected]
Please forward your show or event dates to us Sunshine Coast Antique & Collectables Club. Details: Box 448, Landsborough.
as soon as you have them for inclusion in this Ph: (07) 5494 1106.
Tamworth Bottle & Collectors Show and Trading Fair. Strongly supported
calendar. This does not cost anything and is by Tamworth Lions Club. Meets at pre-determined dates and times at the North
Tamworth Tennis Club. Further information contact: Terry Mooney (02) 6766 2340 or
a sure way to get fellow collectors to know John Price: (02) 6760 4230.
about your event. Email through to travis-
Van Diemen Antique Bottle & Collectables Club. Meets every 3 months at
members homes. Details: Steve Mathers: (03) 6272 3362, Bill Porter: (03) 6249 8393.
[email protected] or call 0417 830 939. Victorian Bottle & Collectables Association. President: David Smith, email:
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LETTERS TO UK via ship. Mystery Solved
THE EDITOR A lot arrived broken in transit, he salvaged
what he could and was about to release
Hello Travis, them when the health department said
The Geelong Bottle and Collectables Club they weren’t happy that he could clean the
(Inc) is planning to run a mini swap and thread properly for refills so wouldn’t let
sell day, combined with a general market him release them!
with the 1st Belmont Scouts at their Dean He has kept this one!
Street, Belmont Scout Hall. This will run It is not for sale but I will work on it!
from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday 28th May. Regards,
There will be both indoor and outdoor David Smith.
stalls available for collectables, bottles
and general goods.
This will be part of the lead up to the 45th
National on October 21, 22, 23 and a
fundraiser for the Club. Set up will be on
the day only.
A BBQ for members of the Australian
Antique Bottle Forum and collectors may
be held after the market.
For stalls, contact David Smith by email
at: [email protected] or on his
mobile: 0419 434 306.
More details will be forthcoming in the
Yours in collecting,
Hi everyone VALE Some time ago Brad Hyde from the south
I want to share this exciting find! coast of New South Wales added the lip
Bill Winter walked into our very small swap Not a bottle collector, but a staunch impressed GAS bottle to his collection. A
display day at a local shop, he moved supporter of the Cowra club and show for total mystery, nobody has been able to
back into Geelong 4 years ago. We had many years, Janet Harris passed away ascertain any information about this bottle
been trying to contact him, there will be recently after a short illness. She actually - until now!
a full interview to be done by GBACC lived in Sydney but grew up in Cowra and Martin Carney has been an archaeologist
member Noel Dawson at a later stage still spent several weeks there each year. for nearly 3 decades and has been
All of the below is from a quick chat, so Regulars at the Cowra Show would researching the beverage and pottery
some details may not be 100% accurate! remember her in the corner opposite the industries since the late 1970s. Over this
Bill (W.F.) started Noddys in 1959, later tea room, with china, glass and linen, and time he has been gradually accruing a
took over Boon spa and later established a friendly word for everyone. large range of information pertaining to
Western Bottlers. He was bought out by the early drink manufacturers pretty much
Tarax and they moved Western Bottlers She will be greatly missed. from the beginning of European settlement
wherever they could including Roma, Qld., within Australia. Martin is now at a
hence the Tee Vee lookalike there, but stage where he is ready to release this
one plant that WF senior had closed down information on his website in a vignette
earlier didn’t get sold to Western Bottlers format. The very first article is in relation
and they later re established there. to this bottle, and what he has found has
The S.M (WF and SM on rear of Noddy’s made Brad a very, very happy man!
bottles) I think he said was his sister but GAS stands for George Augustus
will have to confirm. Sheffield, who was in Eden between 1850
His dad, also W.F. Winter started Tee and 1852. This makes Brad’s bottle one
Vee in 1953, this was three years before of the earliest items from the south coast
Televison was due to be launched in of NSW (along with the T. Field demijohn
Australia so great marketing planning. from Boyd Town).
His Grandfather WTR Winter has rare To see the full story on Sheffield, and
large and small Codds from Elmore and many other great stories which are
Sunbury in country Victoria from around coming, check out Martin’s website at:
the 1900 region, so there is a slim www.archaeological.com.au and select
Geelong connection to these! the Artefacts Talk tab.
Back to the exciting find, please check out The second article listed is in regards to
the Noddy’s internal thread, pictured to Robert Oram, another significant bottle
the right. that we have featured in this magazine in
This bottle was made in the UK in 1965. the past. Please keep your eye on this
Coke, Tarax, etc. were putting the squeeze website for many more professionally
on AGM not to supply small factories with researched articles to come.
bottles so they could buy them out, hence
Bill had to order a batch of bottles from the
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review 5 Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
George Frederick Braund Interestingly, they were in direct
competition with Richardson’s big
In the last edition we featured the ‘Bravery Under Fire’ store just across the street, albeit on a
extremely rare F. Braund & Co Wine & Spirit smaller scale. Local oral tradition has it
Merchants, Armidale demijohn belonging There were two fires at Braund’s Store that Braund’s offered a smaller range than
to Trevor Brooks. in Armidale in 1932. They were just four their competitor, but their prices tended to
Trevor has forwarded some history on weeks apart. The first was more serious be somewhat lower.
Braund which has been sourced from in terms of property damage; but it The firm was established in 1889, when it
Trove (The National Library of Australia was overshadowed by the second fire, took over the premises from John Moore,
digitised newspaper archive) and from the which was both sensational and tragic. storekeeper. A family member, Colonel
Armidale and District Historical Society. Apparently there was a terrific explosion George Frederick Braund, was the local
George Frederick Braund was born on from a stack of detonators that tragically state member when he was tragically
July 13th, 1866 in England. He was the killed one of the fireman and seriously killed in action at Gallipoli in 1915. It was
eldest son of Frederick Braund, draper. injured a couple more firemen. a family well known and respected in the
When he was 15 the family migrated community. By 1932 the firm had been in
to New South Wales. He worked in existence for more than forty years, and
Sydney at the York Street warehouse was weathering the third year of the Great
of A McArthur & Co until 1889 when his Depression.
father bought out J. Moore & Co., General
Merchants of Armidale. From then It is well worth noting that this earlier
until his father’s death in 1899 he was picture of the store around the time
accountant in the family business; he then Braund purchased the business from
became manager. J. Moore had lovely verandahs right
As a young man, Braund was a talented around. You will note the later picture
all-round sportsman, he was also an shown to the left has none of these,
active member of local literary and drama opening the upper story up for the large
groups. He married Lalla Robina Blythe signage that Braund had painted across
at the St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the building.
In May 1893 Braund had been
commissioned Second Lieutenant in the
Armidale Company, 4th Australian Infantry
Regiment. After various promotions he
left for Egypt as commanding officer of the
On the morning of April 25th, 1915, the
2nd Battalion landed at Gallipoli. On the
2nd of May, 1915 he was shot at Gallipoli.
He was buried in the beach cemetery,
leaving a wife, two sons and a daughter.
Braund was mentioned in dispatches
The company portrait in 1900 showing
The firm of F. Braund & Co. was located mostly managerial and clerical type
on the south-western corner of Beardy staff. George Frederick Braund can be
and Dangar Street. They advertised seen right in the middle at the front with
themselves as ‘general merchants’ and his younger brother, Lewis John Braund
sold a very wide range of merchandise. seated on his right. Lewis left the store
The end came for the Braund store in
1944, in a rather sad way. For many
years their competitor, J. Richardson &
Coy. Pty. Ltd. bought the Braund store
George Frederick Braund in his military Dry and fancy goods were sold in the brick out and transformed it into their furniture
uniform. A tragic story like so many of his store building, while produce and bulk department, continuing on their lengthy
fellow soldiers that landed at Gallipoli, he goods were located in a number of sheds tradition of supplying Armidale with all
left his mark in more ways than one. arranged around an open yard at the rear manner of goods since 1879, in a store
The Braund name is part of the history of of the premises. first built in 1842!
Armidale as well, much of the following Today, Richardson’s Hardware and
information was sourced by Peter Agriculture are still open for business in
Chambers and presented to a meeting Armidale, the family name supplying a
of the Armidale and District Historical range of goods to the Armidale community
Society in 2011, printed in their Journal at for over 130 years with undoubtedly many
the time. more to come.
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Holbrook The beauty of this show, it is close
to half way between Melbourne
Once again we made the annual and Sydney and so access from
pilgrimage up the Hume Highway to the far and wide is relatively easy.
town of Holbrook in southern New South Above we have Dave Smith
Wales. When we got to the hall it was from Geelong, Mel Brown from
already set up by John Lynch almost Woonona and the organiser of
entirely by himself. He is truly a legend the show, John Lynch.
in the bottle collecting world as he has To the left is Scott Morrison from
run this show since the late 1990s to help Canberra and off to the right is
raise funds for the local Lions Club and it Gabby Phillips from Culcairn,
has been well supported ever since. The daughter of Roger Phillips.
number of displays was down on last year
but there was plenty of swap and sell and
some very nice bottles changed hands.
It was great to see ‘Mr Outstanding’ Jim
Bell there as usual as he has been unwell
recently and the show wouldn’t be the
same without him. Christine Roycroft was
feeling a lot better after her recent stay in
hospital and it was great to see her there.
Most of the usual collectors were there but
there were a few who were unable to make
it this year, hopefully they will be back next
year. After the show we went to Geoff
and Kerrie Ford’s Pottery Museum and
thoroughly enjoyed looking at their latest
acquisitions. The Devonshire Tea was very
nice also, I can thoroughly recommend
it. If you haven’t been to Holbrook you
should try to make the effort to attend next
year, you won’t be disappointed.
Another great selection of general bottles Castor Oils in several different colours
including a couple of rare Davies codds and styles. The blue Pioneer is a rare
from Bendigo/Sandhurst, a superb blue Australian bottle as is the early Lewis &
quilted salad oil, a Darby Bros lamont with Whitty castor oil.
horse trade mark amongst other niceties.
How could you not like the crudity of some
of our earliest pottery when you see this
fabulous display of items shown by John
A range of scales and weights, these Kitchenalia in the form of pie funnels and
are highly collectable and looked very a rolling pin, shown by June.
effective on display.
A great general display, the early Roche Wanted to Buy:
torpedo is the rare large print variety. The
Sheekey skittle is a very dark purple. South Australian Bottles
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review Paying Cash,
Prefer Good Condition
Kingsley Durdin, Mobile: 0428 450 258.
Email - [email protected]
7 Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
Coolamon Antique Bottle And Collectables
UP-TO-DATE STORE, COOLAMON
5th MARCH, 2016: 9 am to 3 pm.
$2 ENTRY FEE. SET UP FROM 2 pm FRIDAY 4th MARCH.
SWAP AND SELL TABLES @ $5 PER FOOT OR $3 PER FOOT IF YOU DISPLAY.
BEERS & BBQ FRIDAY FROM 6 pm FOLLOWED BY LIVE AUCTION AT 8 pm.
NON COMPETITIVE DISPLAYS OF ANTIQUE BOTTLES, MEMORABILIA, AUSTRALIANA & COLLECTABLES.
HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UP-TO-DATE STORE COMMITTEE AT THE FULLY
AIR-CONDITIONED HERITAGE LISTED UP-TO-DATE STORE IN COOLAMON.
CONTACT: PETER INCH – 0427 273 296, PETER LUCAS – (02) 6927 3099.
Wanted to Buy
Bears Grease Pot Lids.
Also after mint Warners
and POISONS, CURES AND
Cash paid or good
Still buying WA chemist bottles and
coloured chemists from around Australia.
Contact Andrew on (08) 9582 0060 or 0418 934 453.
Email: [email protected]
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review 8 Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
Bill Stevens Hi Travis, 11. A. J. Lunt, Mudgee, all tan ginger beer.
Here are some mixed blob top ginger 12. Hedley’s, Wollongong all tan internal
beers from my collection for the magazine. thread ginger beer.
1. J. Pallier, Woonona with black stamp. A lovely bunch of dump ginger beers of all
2. J. Pallier, Woonona with blue stamp. different types and colours. The Pallier
3. T. Field & Sons, Sydney. This is double ginger beers to the left may well look the
stamped making it rather unique. same in black and white but are quite
4. T. Stokes, Bunbury impressed ginger different with one having distinctly blue
beer with kangaroo trade mark. writing with the other being black.
5. Syphon Aerated Water Company, The Syphon ginger beer is one of rela-
Sydney salt glaze ginger beer with black tively few salt glaze ginger beers within
stamp. This has a syphon trade mark. Australia that also have black print.
6. J. A. Summons, Wallerawang with blue The Summons is a rare piece from coun-
lip. try New South Wales, looks great with the
7. Sonnemann’s, Renmark green top blue lip.
ginger beer. Whilst the James Bros is not overly rare,
8. James Bros, Manly. This has a short there are very few that have the neck
and stubby body and is deep dipped, giv- glaze coming down this far over the body
ing it a lovely appearance as well. The Hedley internal thread all tan
9. C. J. Britten, Tamworth. ginger beer from Wollongong is one that
10. J. Kelly, Nowra, all tan ginger beer. you do not see very often at all.
LATROBE One Day Show and Swap and Sell.
13 March. Latrobe Memorial Hall.
Contact: Mark Stephens: (03) 6331 1146, 0488 283 075 or Bill Porter: (03) 6249 8393, 0408 315 373.
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review 9 Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
Thirsty Work Update
A series continuing to further our knowledge of
Sydney’s aerated water and ginger beer manufacturers.
This article is one of a continuing Appointed by Marchant, Richard died on March 28, 1910. He was only 49
series involving new information gleaned Coleman opened and subsequently years old. He was survived by his widow
following the publication of Thirsty Work. managed the Sydney branch factory of Julia and their three children.
In this issue a pot-pourri of snippets Marchant & Co. He apparently did so with
recently discovered and filling in some of his brother Alfred but whether Alfred was His brother Richard died at the age
our knowledge gaps. with him initially or joined him later is not of 84 at the end of July 1943. He was
known. Alfred Coleman was born in 1851 survived by his widow Sarah and their four
Marchant & Co. and, as was his brother Richard, he was daughters and two sons.
also born Kent. Presumably they both
The Marchant enterprise is well known arrived in Australia on the same ship. Evan Rowlands
in the eastern states, it being started in
Brisbane by George Marchant in 1882. It appears that both Coleman brothers Evan Rowlands is well know for his
By 1888, a branch had been established met their wives, sisters to George partnership with Robert Lewis and their
in Sydney’s inner western suburb of Marchant’s wife Mary Jane (née Dwyer), aerated water business of Rowlands and
Darlington. working for George Marchant. Lewis and later E. Rowlands Pty. Ltd.
Lesser known is his involvement with a
Philanthropist George Marchant amassed his fortune from Richard Coleman married Sarah Ann bottle he patented in the late 1870s.
his humble but highly successful hop beer and his network Ellen Dwyer and, in 1892, his brother
Alfred married Julia Josephine in Sydney. For some 20 years
of businesses along Australia’s eastern seaboard. Rowlands had known
His Sydney business was established and managed by At some stage, but certainly before William Boyd, a
Richard Coleman whose name is also synonymous with the end of 1894 and probably around foreman at the
1892 when Alfred married Julia Dwyer, Melbourne Glass
the industry in Newcastle. the Coleman brothers left Marchant & Bottle Works and
Co. to start their own cordial business from whom he
New information has come to light via Coleman Bros. in Newcastle. They did had learned “...
relatives that the Darlington branch was so in Wickham and by December 1894 of a bottle he had
opened and first managed by Richard had built up an enviable reputation for invented - Hiram
Coleman and therein lies a connection their hop beer which, no doubt, was Codds bottle I
with Newcastle. based upon Marchant’s recipes and had adapted.”
their experience in Sydney. By then Clearly Rowlands had been taken into
Richard Coleman was born in Kent, several hands had been employed also Boyd’s confidence and, as a long-time
England, around 1859 and arrived in manufacturing aerated drinks of all kinds manufacturer, recognised the advantages
Brisbane around 1883. He settled in as well as baking powders. of Boyd’s bottle – one that poured easily
Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley where he from any position regardless of how it was
opened a grocery business. It was there Being an attractive business held.
that he became acquainted with George proposition, Coleman Bros. merged soon
Marchant with whom he was to form a life- after with the NSW Aerated Water & What also seems to have transpired is
changing association. Confectionery Co. Ltd., a well-established that Rowlands and Boyd had arrived at a
Newcastle business operated by the mutually beneficial arrangement by which
Newspaper announcement that Marchant & Co. had Petherbridge family. Alfred Coleman Rowlands would patent the idea and the
commenced business in Sydney. remained with the NSW Aerated Water & Melbourne Glass Bottle Works contracted
to produce the bottles.
From The Australian Star, September 12, 1888. Confectionery Co. Ltd., taking
on an active interest in its Boyd’s idea at Rowlands’ implication
management until 1908 was that the bottle would have a hemi-
when he retired because spherical chamber, circular in plan so that
of failing health. He then whichever way the contents were poured,
purchased the Criterion the stopper would be prevented from
Hotel in the Newcatle rolling into the mouth. Simple.
suburb of Islington.
His health did not Considering its similarity to Martin
improve and he was and Moore’s patent, it is not surprising
taken seriously ill that an objection was lodged by Charles
before being taken to Moore. Another objection to this patent
Newcastle Hospital was from Sydney manufacturer John
where he shortly after Starkey who had secured the NSW
rights to Codd’s patent the previous year.
The Coleman brothers left a As an improvement to Codd’s earlier
rich legacy in the form of their Victorian patent No.1813 of September
bottles which are now eagerly 1, 1873, Starkey cited Codd’s patent
sought by local collectors. The No.2339 registered on July 24, 1877,
trademark of a cross containing as “improvements in apparatus for filling
stars inside a wreath is shown aerated water bottles” ... closed by a ball
as being registered but there held by the pressure within the bottle
is no record of it having being against a ring of elastic material”.
formally registered in the National
Archives of Australia. Most were
made by the Botany Glass Works
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Here are a few pictures for the magazine.
I have obtained all these recently.
1. Drew, Robinson, General Merchants,
Albany advertising tray.
2. I.J.K. Cohn 7 oz. codd, Acme Reliance
3. Caledonian Aerated Water Co, scarce
4. C.M.S. 7 oz. codd.
5. Claremont Mineral Springs, B.G.W.
version, very scarce.
A great selection of items, the two Clare-
mont codds do not seem to be listed in the
Western Australian codd list, so are likely
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review 11 Adam Costello recently added the 26
ounce Franklin codd from Balaclava to his
collection. A superb rarity, there are very
few of these known and this one is a lovely
shiny example as well.
Rob Broadhurst loves his country
Victorian items, especially from the
Benalla and Euroa region. He recently
acquired the Leak & Son, Benalla Breffit
style lamont with no trade mark. A very
rare bottle in this style.
Marc Small asked us about a Connell,
Mittagong ginger beer recently that he
managed to acquire. A rare bottle I told
him, then he sent the picture through
and it was this dump shape crown seal
version, which is different again!
Undoubtedly there will be others out
there, but this is without a doubt rarer
than the other version which I had in mind
The early torpedo above was recently
found by Steve Spencer. E. J. Prevot
was an early soft drink manufacturer in
Melbourne that had a range of impressed
ginger beers made for his drinks, he also
had some glass bottles made which are all
very rare, this torpedo being no exception!
All superb finds!
Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
John and Everal Miocevich
On our recent trip to Perth for the
National Show we were invited to view the
collection of John and Everal Miocevich.
The Miocevich’s have been in the antiques
industry for many years, throughout this
time they have accrued a fine selection
of all sorts of collectables and have been
actively involved in the Colonial Bottle &
Collectables Club of Western Australia.
We had visited the Miocevich’s in the
past, around ten years ago approximately,
and so we had a good idea as to what to
expect, however, it was far more
impressive than we had recalled. Gems
from several different fields were scat-
tered throughout the house, displayed
in lovely cabinets and carefully cared for
over the years.
As you will see on these two pages, there
really is something to satisfy the tastes of
pretty much all collectors in the Miocevich
The glassware within the cabinet above A cabinet full of floral design China of
was all Uranium Glass. John had various shapes, colours and designs.
installed an ultraviolet light in this cabinet, Whilst these are visually pleasing, I have
you cannot begin to imagine how superb no doubt there are likely some rarities
this looked with every item inside glowing amongst them as well.
beautifully. The observant amongst you
will notice that bottles are in fact simply
hanging around in the background!
This cabinet had a fine selection of Even the back yard had some nice items including this large Nestle’s Milk Sign.
pottery, many pieces were of Australian
A lovely counter bell advertising “Blue
This is a fine piece of Australian Pottery, A large, finely detailed Koala with a Black Beer Mug for Hickey’s Northam Hotel.
majolica glazed Campbell’s Pottery from Swan alongside and some vases in the Tom Hickey took over the Hotel late in
Tasmania, these are very sought after. background. 1926 for only a few years.
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The shed had a nice collection of bottles. of ginger beers including a range of Red
Down the left are a range of codd bottles, Hand’s, a range of Watkin’s from Boulder
which include some rare examples such with the Clover trade mark. A couple of
as the Castle Hotel, York Acme Patent, a lovely pictorial Golden West variations, the
Stokes, Bunbury Acme Patent, 13 ounce sought after Dux from Fremantle, Bushalla
Oliver & Co, Paddington with Australian from Narrogin, lovely Thomas Stokes with
Coat of Arms and a lovely purple Lock & blue lip and a nice Mackay and Co blue top
Meagher, amongst many other rarities and crown seal.
some more common examples. At the top right is a close up of the Osborn
There is a selection of milk bottles to & Cavanagh, Midland Junction impressed
the left including a one pint Booth from ginger beer which you never see. A
Narrogin and ceramic label later milk couple of nice small sized Geraldton ginger
advertising Hanro Knitwear and Under- beers are below that. Going down further
wear from Bendigo. There is also a is a lovely butter crock, Love’s Pure Butter
half pint bottle that looks like a milk, but with a picture of a barrel on it. Finally, a
states clearly that it contains Explosives show prize from the Albany Show in 1977,
Samples! a stoneware torpedo that looks really
Down the middle of the page are a range effective, and is now historical itself.
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
One of the most popular collecting fields
currently is the humble chemist bottle. For
years these have been highly underrated
as a collectable. There are hundreds, if
not thousands of these to collect through-
out the country, with many towns having
examples. Many of them can be rare and
yet they remain highly affordable pieces,
which is much of the reason for a surge
in the number of collectors chasing these
bottles. Here are some that I had laying
around, please send in pictures of yours!
Some smaller chemists across the top: pictorial Melbourne chemist bottles. The
Max Pincus, Castlemaine; O’Kearny, Leete from Fitzroy is not rare. Back to
South Yarra; Ogle, Maryborough; Paul Maryborough in country Victoria, the
Wilkinson, Maryborough and Wilkinson, Ogle is a nice bigger version to go with
Maryborough. the small one at the top. The next five
The cobalt Cross’s Hair Reviver is a are all from the large firm of Wilkinson
rare South Australian piece. The large Bros. who were in Glenferrie, Melbourne,
amber Noble from Toowoomba is quite Maryborough and Warrnambool. These
an imposing and rare bottle. The cobalt are all variations of some sort, the curved
Palmer from Ballarat comes in a range writing example being quite large at
of sizes, these are mostly obtainable. possibly 12 ounces, the second from the
The Weston’s African Medical Wonder is right is a superb purple colour and the
a rare Melbourne cure bottle. A couple right hand example is a great early piece
more Wilkinson bottles, medium sized with pectoral cough balsam on it.
examples, one is Maryborough only, the To the left is a large Livatonia Liver Tonic
other is a later one from Maryborough, bottle in purple, this is an Australian
Glenferrie and Melbourne. bottle from a Sydney firm. The last
Along the next row is a Strover from North two bottles are smaller versions of the
Carlton with the Mortar and Pestle trade Wilkinson Bros. bottles, these two have
mark. This is one of the more available Warrnambool embossed on them as well.
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GERMAN ACETIC ACID BOTTLES
In ABCR Auction 21, Lot 1031 was an It is embossed vertically FÜR EINE WEIN-
interesting bottle to be auctioned and FLASCHE / FÜR EINE LITERFLASCHE
declared as a wine bottle. The bottle is in (FOR A WINE BOTTLE / FOR A LITRE
fact a poison and contained Acetic Acid. BOTTLE). The bottle is a KU type, round
Vinegar is diluted Acetic Acid. It is a color- back for label space, two sides with
less liquid, has a distinctive sour taste and vertical ribbing and on the front panel the
a pungent smell. In the bottles shown it is 2 above mentioned measuring scales.
supposed to be diluted as a household The base is embossed PATENT C.S.
vinegar. Concentrated it is a weak acid, The second bottle shown alongside is
corrosive and attacks the skin. a waist shaped Acetic Acid bottle, it has
One should also remember that until a plain back for label space, the front is
the 1950s vinegar was used a lot for embossed with vertical ribs broken with 3
disinfection, cleaning and for compresses horizontal lines for measuring purposes
on the limbs when one had a high and the ESG Trade Mark in an octagon.
temperature or fever. Additionally embossed on the base are 4
Acetic Acid is not only used for the different German patent Numbers.
production of vinegar but also in the The 2 patent openings of the bottles can
production of cellulose acetate for be seen at the bottom left. On the left the
photographic film and polyvinyl acetate for 4 tiny holes in the porcelain stopper, on
wood glue, as well as synthetic fibres and the right the patent triangular opening.
In households, diluted acetic acid is often Above you will see Acetic Acid bottles
used in descaling agents. In the food from two different producers. On the left
industry acetic acid is used under a 24 cm tall labelled KO 100 from the
food additive code E260 as an acidity producer MAX ELB with a patented two
regulator and as a condiment. As a food circular hole opening, a plain label space
additive it is approved for usage in many to the front and heavy vertical ribbings
countries, including Canada, the EU, with measuring scales to the back, and
USA, Australia,and New Zealand. different patent and registered design
The global demand of acetic acid is numbers on the back.
around 6.5 million tons per year. The second brown bottle is a one only, it
has a small circular hole where the others
In the above picture the KU 49 bottle (the The brown bottle shown above is a very have triangular holes. Obviously one did
same as in the auction) on the left is the rare variation of the previous waist shaped not need a patent for this design. Again
earliest kind. It had a porcelain stopper Acetic Acid bottle with the 4 patent No on the front is plain and the back is embossed
with 4 tiny holes. The stopper which was the base. with a crown and vertical ribs.
integrated in a cork slowed down the flow The clear glass bottle on its right with the Careful readers have noticed that I have
of liquid, as seen below. double waist is from PEMA, a different used certain letters and numbers to
maker of Acetic Acid. The trade mark is in describe poison bottles (KU 49 and KO
a triangle in the middle of the vertical ribs. 100). Those marks stem from Rudy
The label space on the back is plain. Kuhns Poison Work Book. This is an
American publication which pictures
The bottle to the left international poison bottles including a lot
has a plain label of Australian poisons.
space on the back. Kind regards,
The front is embossed Horst Klusmeier.
with ESSIG ESSENZ
(German for Acetic ED: As a matter of interest, the example
Acid) with vertical sold by ABCR Auctions was dug from a
ribs on the front. This rubbish tip in country Victoria, so these
bottle has a small are Australian found items. Prior to
circular hole where seeing this one I was not aware of others
the others have having been found over here, however it
triangular holes, again is unlikely that only one would have been
designed to restrict imported into Australia and so there will
the flow of the acid in likely be others out there in Australian
order to make pouring collections.
a little safer.
CRANBOURNE SWAP AND SELL DAY
CRANBOURNE PUBLIC HALL, SUNDAY 20th MARCH, 9 am - 2 pm.
Contact: Howard: (03) 9750 0076 or Terry: 0439 070 191.
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SOUTH WEST BOTTLE ANTIQUE BOTTLE & COLLECTABLES
& COLLECTABLE CLUB
SWAP AND SELL DAY
Annual Two Day Show
Also featuring a non competitive display
Warrnambool of Antique Bottles & Collectables
6th - 7th February 2016
at the showgrounds. CRANBOURNE PUBLIC HALL
SUNDAY 20th MARCH
9 am - 2 pm.
For Sell Table Bookings & Details:
Contact: Howard: (03) 9750 0076 or Terry: 0439 070 191.
Rex Matthews: 0448 841 672 Refreshments available.
(03) 5528 4243 Hosted by Mornington Peninsula Antique
Bottle and Collectables Club Inc. A15532S
Ron Cashmore: 0417 037 744
Green Dr. Soule Hop Bitters
Also looking for coloured versions of these flag bitters:
- St. Louis Hop Bitters -
- Milwaukee Hop Bitters -
- Boston Hop Bitters -
- New York Hop Bitters -
Top prices paid, swaps available, any condition considered.
Simon Cronk 0412 038 885 [email protected]
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Morwell Evelyn Fitzpatrick brought in a lovely dark The Lupton internal thread above was
chocolate top F. H. Faulding & Co. demi- shown to us by a collector who recently
The Morwell Show was held on the last john from Sydney. This is quite a hard one acquired it. He did not realise the
weekend of November. This is always a to get in this superb condition. significance of this piece until he started
great event with the local club receiving Troy Clohesy showed us the tall 20 ounce to show it around. This mint, undamaged
grants from the council to assist in Leggo, Bendigo sauce which is rare in this example is the only good one known,
advertising. The local radio station was size. there are two or three damaged ones
even there running a live broadcast from around, until now these were not known
the show on the Saturday morning. without damage! An extremely significant
The efforts shown in advertising the event item, this one will get the internal thread
translates to a large public attendance collectors excited.
every year, which in turn translates to The Robinson codd is from Warragul and
good sales on the day for stall holders. Morwell. In superb condition, this is the
This year there was an exceptional rare early variety. I have been told that
display of Australian and New Zealand this is actually even rarer again than what
bitters, seen from two angles to the I had in mind as the Rooster is facing in
right. Every Australian and New the opposite direction to the few others out
Zealand bitters bottle known, apart from there in this earlier style. A superb item,
one or two colour variations that are not one of many items from this company
known complete. Have a good look over which are all highly sought after.
the following four pages, if anyone has Another very rare codd shown to us by a
a bitters that is not shown, please let us Gippsland collector was the J. Standish,
know as you will likely have a very rare Maffra small sized codd. Another that we
piece indeed. had not seen before, a great little bottle.
As per usual, there were some nice The beauty of items from Gippsland is that
items brought in to show us, as can be they are often in really good condition.
seen on this page. The seeming never The soil in the region is not at all harsh on
ending supply of amazing rarities glass, and so bottles can come out like the
continues, please keep them coming at day they were made.
the shows as we all love to see what is
See you all at Morwell next year!
Wayne Hawkins, a Gippsland collector,
showed me a bottle that I never knew
existed! As seen in more detail to the
right, this is a small size W. J. Lee, Outtrim
Hill’s Patent codd bottle! From my under-
standing, there are no others known.
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As mentioned on the prior page, the most
complete display of bitters ever shown
in Australia was there for all to see at
Morwell in November. This display consisted
of pretty much all known Australian and New
Zealand bitters bottles with just a few colour
The bitters were all in groupings as seen
across the top. I have honed in on the
coloured examples on the remainder of this
page, with the aqua ones to follow.
One of the best bottles in Australia is the
cobalt Boston Bitters to the left, the green
one is nearly as rare, as are the two
different green St Louis bitters alongside.
The Birks Bitters are rare pieces from
Adelaide, the green one being particularly
desirable. The four New York coloured
pieces are simply stunning!
A couple of aqua ones to the left, but these
St Louis Bitters are amongst the best of the
aqua Australian Bitters. The black one is
astounding! The amber bitters beside this is
a Rainbow Hop Bitters from New Zealand
which is the only one known to date.
The Royal Kent bitters are from Geelong, the
coloured one is superb, it is an amber with
green tones. There is a green one known
as well, which is one of the few not shown
on the day. The Dr. Soules in the Australian
made version come in a range of greens
which are all rare. The Brinds Bitters is from
Ballarat, possibly the only one known? The
later green New York is great, and then
we show you a labelled one! Yes, but this
label is situated on an amber Dr Soule’s Hop
Bitters? The neck label seems to say
Along the top we have a Bavarian Bitters Reasonably plain, the neck embossed Dr Bells, very rare Bairnsdale Bitters, Dixon
from Melbourne. A pair of Hoile, Mackey Utica, Dr Grants and Lupulin Bitters are Kent Hop Bitters, another rarity in the
bitters from Melbourne, rare green John all from Melbourne, followed by three Rowlands Alkine Bitters, Rowlands
Cawsey Bitters, the more common amber variations of the McDonalds Bitters, Celerine (definitely a bitters), and an Arthur
one and a Dr Conquests Bitters, Sydney. pieces are known in amber and green! Stirling “cordial” with Tonic Bitters label.
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E. Langley, Melbourne with anchor trade This was made for S. Greene & Co of colour.
mark. One of the best aqua bitters you will North Fitzroy! The Otto, Russell & Co bitters is a very
ever see, extremely rare, there are only a The G. H. Elliott, Melbourne cabin shaped similar design, this is from a similar era
couple of these known. There are codds bitters is a rectangular shape. There in the 1870s and is also a Sydney bottle,
from L. Gooddy and lamonts from Gooddy are only two badly damaged examples likely in competition with Dr Ralays, hence
and Langley who was prior to Gooddy. known of this bottle, if anyone has a good the similar design. A rare bottle, you see
The Dr Griefendorrf’s is extremely rare, example, please let us know. less of these around than the Dr Ralays.
this bitters was produced for Alfred The Hop and Dandelion Bitters from Elliott The Frisco Hop Bitters is one of the more
Lawrence of 132 Inkerman Street, St. Bros is not related to G. H. Elliott. This is available bitters. You do not see them as
Kilda. from Elliott Bros of Sydney and Brisbane, often these days, but they are around.
The Steane’s American Hop Bitters may the same company that had the pink pot This is from a Melbourne company.
sound like it is from another country, lids with the beehive trade mark. The Neil’s Hop Bitters is another of
possibly America? As is the case with Dr Ralays was an early Sydney company the few New Zealand Bitters that are
many of these Australian bitters, this in the 1870s, these come in a few colours available, this is a half size bottle that is
American piece is not American at all. from aqua through to a nice mid blue complete with the original label!
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Some years ago when travelling to a
National Show in Western Australia, I was
privileged enough to be invited to view a
Andrew Alsop, a chemist by trade,
has had a fascination with the history
surrounding pharmaceutical items and
cures for some time, with a particular
emphasis on pot lids including bears
grease lids and advertising. The
collection was superbly displayed in
his residence in a number of beautiful
cabinets which themselves often looked to
be antique cabinets. There was even a
room set up as an original chemist shop.
A wonderful collection which was truly a
sight to behold, hopefully we can do it
some justice over this couple of pages.
A lovely display cabinet, the entire Truly a bit of everything here, the piece
upper half has nothing but Western that really takes my eye is the Rowland’s
Australian chemist bottles, more than I have Macassar Oil advertising plaque, the blue
ever seen in one spot. Some attractive and white baby feeders are pretty special
ceramic chemists jars with labels on in the as well. There are also three Trouchet pot
bottom half with other odds and ends. lids from WA in different colours.
Around the roof line in one of the rooms
are a range of labelled glass jars. The
statue in the middle is an extremely rare
piece advertising Mrs S A Allens Hair
Some large apothecary jars on a cabinet
full of odds and ends.
Some nice bits and pieces. The sample A close up of some jars shown to the left.
hot water bottle the Old Fulham Pottery is Note the advertising glass signs from
not to be confused with the similar Muff Hendrie’s along the front, these are very
Warmers which look identical, but are early pieces.
considerably more common.
Another of Andrew’s main collecting fields
is Warner’s bottles, many of which are
This cabinet is full of ointment pots. How is this for a superb mirror, Swan Beer
Note the barrel shaped jar to the right with the swan trade mark.
advertising Hall’s Bears Grease!
A floral Jewsbury and
plate above, and a
ice bucket! Did
any other company
A nice looking Yardley’s Lavender A nice selection of Prattware Bears Grease use this form of
advertising statue and a Bedford Inhaler. lids and an Allens Footrot Ointment.
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Bears Grease lids, take note of the bottom My favourite piece, a Patey’s Bears
left example from B. Hawkes, Birmingham, Grease advertising plaque.
this is particularly rare.
A nice variation of lids, note that the Maw
at top left still has the original outer label.
More Bears Grease lids, the John Gosnell The Bayley pot lid to the left has a Civet
blue print large border example at the top trade mark, this is a very early lid.
right is a very nice piece indeed.
With the large blank border, the left hand
example is rather striking!
The top left has the attractive Atkinson
Tooth Paste lid which shows people on
camels in front of a pyramid, this is a pink
lid with marbled effect.
The pot lids were displayed beautifully in A very busy lid, another variation of John Smell Toothpaste - what a classic! A great
a large glass top case so you could look Gosnell Bears Grease which you never selection of lids here predominantly with
straight down on top of them. Dozens see around. pictures of Ladies.
of lids from common Queen’s Head lids
right through to the rarest Bears Grease
lids imaginable. There are some nice
coloured lids as well such as the pink
Dr. Dosteel’s and a pink Burgoyne,
Burbridges with the large building trade A couple of Truefitt Bears Grease lids.
mark. We have given you some closer The middle one is rare enough, not sure
pictures of some of these lids on the right I have see the left hand example before, A few Aussie lids here, the Bickford’s
hand side of the page. which may be an earlier version? Blistering Ointment is one of our classics.
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One of the most sought after codds in the west is the
Stokes “Swan” codd. Rick Daniels had the two sizes in his
collection, unfortunately both a little worse for wear. Very
few are known in either size in good condition.
Steve Spencer showed us the Boyd’s Patent The amber tall bottle is an enigma. It is from Walbran &
with the lip off. Similar to the Mount’s Patent, Co of Rushworth, a country Victorian town. A Grocer’s
Licence and a Spirt Merchant’s Licence was granted to
this is earlier and much rarer.
The sandblasted Hyndman’s Bendigo Hotel, J. C. Walbran in 1914. Mrs. M Walbran was listed as a wine
Dunolly codd has had the lip replaced, this is and spirit merchant in 1905. Charles Walbran was listed as
a storekeeper upon his death in 1892.
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Above is a G. Niay Highly Carbonated Birmingham
Soda Water torpedo. Niay was in the UK and Sydney,
we feel the reference to Birmingham on this bottle is
the type of Soda Water being produced, but cannot
be sure of the origins of the bottle. One was found in
The Prescott Parramatta Lime Juice is a large bottle
which is quite hard to get in this large round shape.
The Goulding is a scarce variation of codd from this
company, this has cursive script embossing through-
out. The Nielsen all tan ginger beer is not rare, this
was recently seen on ebay in a group lot with the
Hi Travis, 25 Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
I just thought I’d send you a picture of an
extremely rare codd that a mate of mine
found in an Op Shop yesterday. This is
the same company that has the fireman
trademark, but the first example we have
seen with the heart trademark. I thought
it might be of interest to you for the
magazine. It won’t be in an auction.
ED: Another new one for the books! Will it
ever end? I certainly hope not, and that is
what is so great about this hobby of ours.
Please keep them coming.
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review
A Day In
Here a Choc, there a Choc, everywhere Unusual makers mark on the left bottle is:
a Choc! Yes, Choc features heavily here, A good day, the three codds are a Bishop & Co, Makers, North Botany.
Sad Choc, Grumpy Choc, Happy Choc, Newling & Walker, Tooth & Co and a 26 The base embossed black is from
Evil Choc, a Choc for all occasions! And ounce Summons & Graham. Coulthard & Clark, 34 Great Tower Street,
he found some bottles too! London.
J-Lo and Jonah made the trip from beyond
the black stump once or twice, but have Just before the photograph was taken TAA
been a little busy of late, they shall return had his hand on Choc’s knee.
with a vengeance and likely put Choc to
shame with some unrecorded find.
Speaking of which, when did Loy Bros
start in Sydney? David Jones Thirsty
Work has Loy Bros Pty Ltd, Sydney listed
between 1931 and 1932 before changing
name to incorporate NSW. The crew
had a startling discovery in the odd Loy
Bros. crown seal cordial seen on the
opposite page, with spun on top. This is
an early bottle, manufacture synonymous
with bottles of the 1910s-1920s, this
bottle for all intents and purposes looks
to be prior to 1931. An unrecorded find
that may cause us to rethink what we
And that is why we do what we do! Mate-
ship, exercise (heaven knows some of us
need it!), fresh air, a few bottles may be
found and the best part, you just never
know what is going to come out next!
Jonah with a couple of unusual finds. The
large unglazed jar shown below must
have sounded odd, judging by Jonah’s
tight grouping of five deep probe marks!
Like a character from Austin Powers: Evil
Captain Ahab, “I don’t give reasons, I give
J-Lo with a Commonwealth Fruit Jar. 26 Choc with some finds, looks like someone
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A couple of interesting finds here, two
emerald green imperial quarts with nothing
else on them.
No idea what Choc is up to here? Mud Man has arisen!
Reclining Choc. With a few bottles!
Familiar pose! A couple of codds were Scarface and his marble stoppered We may need to rethink when Loy Bros
found on this occasion. Botany Glassworks Marchants. started in Sydney, for this is quite an
early bottle! An oval shaped bottle with
scalloped neck and applied crown seal,
one of the most unique finds to come out
for a long time.
Mud Skipper! With waist deep mud in And then there were three! Cooper and
places, moving around can be very difficult. Barclay, Marrickville cork stoppered beers,
Sometimes the only option is to “beach” not a bad effort at all!
yourself and gently work yourself across
the surface of the mud.
How you do this with your probe in hand
and three bottles as well is beyond me,
but obviously Choc is a man of many
talents. Looks like he has stopped for a
break though, is that a smoke in his hand?
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The water at Como has wonderful This next one has finally definitively an- A neck label clearly states: Call it P.O.P.
preservative powers on paper labels! swered a question that has been posed for short. The main body label: Pioneer
The small size Toohey’s Ltd crown seal many times in the past. What are the Orange Phosphate, Robert Harper & Co
beer has a lovely, colourful label with their P.O.P. bottles that are often found. These Proprietary Ltd. There you go, cannot get
stag trade mark. Written on the label is: are small sized, tall hock shaped bottles, any more definitive than that!
Standard Brewery, Stag Lager, brewed & simply with P.O.P. within an oval badge on Interestingly, there may be a clue on the
bottled by Toohey’s Ltd, Sydney, Australia. the shoulder. David Jones has mentioned label as to how the Pioneer Brand came
This is not one of the usual labels you see them in Thirsty Work, surmising that they about? The left side of the label shows
from Toohey’s and is a great link to some were made for Robert Harper and Co, but a picture of Burke and Wills, who could
of the early Sydney brewing history. This there was no evidence to back that theory certainly have been classed as
would probably date to around the 1940s up, until now, thanks again to the magic Pioneering in their field of exploration of
judging by the bottle. waters of Como! this wide brown land of ours.
It is amazing how popular Como is today. A range of Grenfell bottles which are mark, another codd that you never see
However, it was always a very popular rarely seen. The J. Frazer, Grenfell all tan around.
place with people travelling from far and ginger beer has a J.F. trade mark. The On their way to Como from Grenfell all
wide to sit alongside the waters edge, with dump corker from J. Fraser is like the day those years ago, the travellers must
bottles of soft drink that they have brought it was made, these are very rare. The J. have stopped at Tumut for refreshments,
from home purely to throw them in the Fraser Dobson Patent codd is also pretty buying a soft drink from R. Dear. This
water for us to find a century later? Again, much in perfect condition, this too is a rare skittle is a deep amethyst colour like it has
the magic waters have had no effect on bottle. The earlier codd is from Fisher & been laying in the sun for many years and
the glass here with most of these cellar Frazer, Union Brewery, Grenfell. This has is near perfect condition. This is the only
found bottles being pretty much mint! F & F inside a Union Jack as the trade one we have ever seen, a superb bottle!
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Graham Lancaster’s GDL Auction # 79 was held in Toowoomba
QLD on Sat 21st Nov 2015. Bidding competition was strong and
some of the highlights can be seen below. Add buyers commission
to stated prices. (Below) 13oz codd Short & Son Gympie QLD w/
man doing handstand $1550, 6oz codd Loco Aerated Water Co, Mid-
land Junction (WA) $7250, stick bottle Whittaker Bros Maryborough
$1000, 13oz honey amber c/s T. Barrett & Sons Cairns (QLD) $2700,
13oz lamont HE Barr Cooktown (QLD) w/ horse t/m $1750, lighter cobalt blue torpedo Jose’s Soda Wa-
ter Geraldton (WA) $1400, dark cobalt blue torp JT Shepheard Geraldton (WA) w/ star t/m $1550, mid-cobalt
blue torp Jose’s Mineral Water $1200, Noblett torp $1500, 26oz green r/s beer Shepparton Brewery w/ owl
t/m $1800, ditto Castlemaine Brewery $1100, The Standard Salt Co (SA) salt jar w/ waratah in flag $1300,
deep amethyst Eckersley’s Hot Punch cordial w/ punch pictorial $2100, bulbous Schweppes cordial $1300.
(Below) Ginger beers: all-white c/s Raverty’s Maryborough (QLD) $1000, black-top Weaver & Co Ho-
bart $1200, ditto w/chocolate-brown top $1300, brown top G. McLean Launceston (TAS) impressed w/
dove (Campbell’s pottery) $1300, dump GB “Red Hand Ginger Beer” with red-hand print $2700. Demi-
johns: 1 gal Thomson & Comrie General Merchants Tarnagulla (VIC) $1050, 1 gal Launceston Aerated Wa-
ter Co w/ elephant $1000, 2 gal blue-top Tasmanian Cordials Hobart w/ blue cross $1800, 2 gal blue-lip
Cascade Brewery Hobart $1100, 2 gal W. Rockliff Burnie (TAS) $1150, 3 gal Ferguson & Co Hobart $3000.
(Below) black glass 27cm tear drop shaped flask w/ pontil $1300, 16th century Bellarmine stoneware flask brown-
orange with blue highlights $4450, Nailsea glass globular wine w/ pontil $2400, huge quart-sized Warners Safe
Cure London $1200, 26oz black-olive ribbon seal Winckler & Nagel $1350, repaired small-sized black horse
$1000. 3 absolutely superb gins: sealed & pictorial Ferdindand Lind w/ rising Phoenix $4750, twin-seal P. Hoppe
Schiedam & Rooster $6000, pictorial H.G. Surie & Co Rotterdam “Petroleum Well” $16500. 3 amazing bottles !!!
ABCR Auction # 22 ran from Nov 4-14th 2015 & it was another successful auction with over 1000 lots,
most of which sold. Add buyers commission to stated prices. (Below) Codds: lemon/amber Rowlands Bal-
larat & Melb w/ farmer & miner $3501, 26oz Simpson Eaglehawk (VIC) w/ eagle $1150, G. Pritchard Bendi-
go w/coat-of-arms $1050, 6oz D. Formby Castlemaine (VIC) w/coat-of-arms $1250, Davies & Capel Ben-
digo w/knight $1650. Sturgeon’s Preserved Milk $2238, A. Phillips Sandhurst (Bendigo) torpedo $1050, 26oz
green c/s Stewards & Hunters Bendigo $3350, half-gal “Kangaroo jar” $1250, unusual patent bottle with two
outer rings $1250, cobalt-blue soda syphon Riverine Brewery Deniliquin $2200, red-amber Boston Hop Bitters
$1850, superb large-sized cobalt-blue T.R. Jones Bendigo chemist w/train pictorial $5000. Continued over...
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review 30 Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
... report on ABCR Auction # 22, continued from previous page. (Above) Ginger beers: all-tan c/s Heaveaner
Blayney (NSW) $1070, blob-top R.J. Newman Gunning (NSW) $1550, blue-top Mackay & Co Perth $1150. A.
Fraser & Son Herbal Beer Bendigo demijohn w/ poppet head $7550, unusual stoneware Sutherland’s Pick-
les jar $1300, Bendelack’s Skin Healing Ointment Richmond & Abbotsford Melbourne pot lid $2451, Bow-
en & Co “The Melbourne” rectangular lid $1550, and the stand-out piece of the auction, an extremely rare C.
Lindsey impressed stoneware whiskey jug from Williamstown (VIC) which realised $15650. Simon Cronk
TREASURE Some treasures recently seen on eBay ! (Below) D. McNeil Wine & Spirit
Merchants Warragul (VIC) demi $1151. Ginger beers: all-white c/s T.J.
Sheekey Yass (NSW) $700, tan-top c/s Dillon’s Gladstone (QLD) $680,
brown-top c/s Goodfellow “Royal” Ballarat $700, tan-top c/s F.C. Hey-
wood Stawell (VIC) $600, dump J. Hives & Son (Dubbo, NSW) $382,
light-blue top S. Mansfield Maryborough (QLD) w/emu $2900, tan-top
c/s Rae Bros Mackay (QLD) $700. Cawsey Menck “Quinol” face jug
$421, blue speckled top electric “face” kettle $850, small impressed
stoneware Allen’s Patent Foot Rot Ointment Melbourne c1860s $460.
(Below) Osmond Millicent (SA) Dalkeith Butter ceramic label milk bottle $616, old Tassie milk bottle advertising
Mark Cook used cars $510, small Sunbeam Dairy Oakleigh (VIC) milk bottle $343, quart-sized “Canadian” fruit
jar w/ flags $306, quart-sized Sydney “Dingo” fruit jar (tail down) $425, small Castrol oil bottle with metal Ampol
pourer $600, amber Flint Chemist Adelaide $355, cobalt-blue Birch & Webster Chemists Fremantle $501, citron-
green London Jockey Clubhouse Gin ~$4000, ditto darker colour ~$3000, iconic squat-shaped “Black Horse” $556.
(Below) 13oz Patching Cooktown (QLD) lamont w/ emu t/m $323, torpedo Red Lion Brewery Hay (NSW)
$360. Codds: Tango Joe Cordial Maker Griffith (NSW) $315, A. Bidjarano Murray Bridge (SA) lip damage but
rare $355, blue-top Crowder & Letchford Perth & Fremantle w/ lion t/m $455, James Goggins “GOG” Toow-
oomba (QLD) $474, J. Dixon & Co Pure Mineral Waters / Prahran Ice & Aerated Waters (unusual and rare va-
riety) $417, T. Harry Marshall Murchison, Cue & Mount Magnet (WA) $2000, blue-green H.A. Smith Ingle-
wood (QLD) w/ monogram $1915. Pot lids: coloured Royal Alexandra Cherry Toothpaste w/ lady’s head $531,
miniature-sized Albarose Tooth Paste Breidenbach & Co London UK w/ girls head $2300. Simon Cronk
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review 31 Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
A Modern Brewery Series For some time now we have been
periodically including these adverts
from early newspapers entitled A
Modern Brewery Series, which were all
No. 9 in the series:
marketing the Tooth’s Brewery in Sydney.
Tooth’s XXX Draught Ale. Many thanks to John Lynch for sending
these in. Here we have number 8 and
9 in the series, bringing them to an end.
Number 8 on the left has a picture of the
numerous large storage tanks, with the
Here are the large storage tanks where
the “Light Crystal” Ale is thoroughly
matured before being despatched.
These tanks are all porcelain-lined, thus
preserving the fine flavor of the contents
from any deterioration. “Take a bottle
There is also a picture of a ring seal beer
with a frothy glass alongside.
Number 9 to the right of that has a
picture of the racking department, with
the following writing:
In the Racking Department - which
is shown above - many thousands of
gallons of Tooth’s XXX Ale are put
into barrels every hour. Then, in order
that a thirsty public may experience no
shortage of its favorite beverage, these
barrels are sent out - hermetically sealed
to the various distributing centres. For a
long drink and a cool drink, order Tooth’s
No. 8 in the series: These are great representations of what
Tooth’s Light Crystal Ale. the brewery looked like as well as some
of the products on offer at the time.
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Fowler’s drain-pipe and earthenware The clay then is brought in by carts and are 13 moulds on the table, or disc; and
manufactory is situated at Camperdown, deposited by the side of a Chilian mill of as the disc makes one revolution and a
to the east of the main Southern Road, two wheels, into which it is regularly fed half per minute, or three revolutions to two
and not many yards north of the toll-bar. by one man. As it is here crushed and minutes, a very simple calculation will
It is on a very large scale, and the extent reduced to powder it falls through the show how many bricks may be turned
of the work carried on is hardly guessed orifices left open for its passage, on to an in a day. To keep this machine steadily
at by the citizens of Sydney, although it is endless band or strap, being retained by at work, two horses and carts, with their
going on almost at their doors. A visit to pieces of lath fastened across the band at drivers, are employed drawing the clay
the establishment at the present time does intervals of 12 inches. On this band it is to the Chilian mill; one man is employed
not hold out any very great inducements, carried up into a large sieve, where it is at the mill, two in the soak pit, one boy
since the long continued wet season has sifted, the fine stuff passing through, and feeding the pug-mill, one man and a boy
caused a large amount of mud, which any lumps, &c., which may have escaped at the making machine, and two men
is in no small degree added to by the from the mill, being thrown out by the bearing off – thus requiring 8 men and 2
particular nature of the work going on, action of the sieve on to another endless boys for the production, in round numbers,
and the constant passage of vehicles to band, which takes it down and delivers it 12,000 bricks per day.
and from every part of the premises. In into the pan of the Chilian mill to undergo The commoner clay used for the
fine weather there is much to interest the another crushing. In a similar way, the fine manufacture of drain pipes and other
observer, if only to mark the numerous stuff sifted through the sieve goes down articles of earthenware is treated in just
modes adopted for saving labour, in through a hopper on to an endless band, the same manner, being ground in a
which respect this establishment fully which carries it to, and deposits it in, the second Chilian mill and carried by endless
keeps pace with what is doing elsewhere soak hole. Here it is mixed with water, and bands to the sieve, and thence to the soak
throughout the colony in the employment well worked up by two men, and as it is pit, from which it is fed into the pug-mill.
of labour-saving machinery. reduced to a certain amount of From this point it is pressed through an
To commence with the material, the clay consistency it is cut out and placed upon ordinary pipe making machine.
from which the various articles are made. the stage of a pug-mill, which stands The pipes, after being allowed to
It is obtained in the immediate vicinity of elevated some feet above one corner of stand and dry for a time, until they are
the works, the clay of this suburb having the soak pit. In this it undergoes the usual sufficiently firm to be handled, are brought
long been famed for its excellent process of pugging, or being well worked to the wheel, turned, and have the col-
quality; and the first cut of the larger part up together by means of the knives, with lars fitted onto them by hand, in the ordi-
of the superficial area of the locality having which the shaft revolving in the centre of nary process of hand manufacture. The
been already carried away in the shape the machine is armed. thrower sits at the wheel about 10
of bricks to aggrandize its neighbour, And now comes the most interesting inches in diameter, the centre being
Sydney. By experimenting on the strata portion of the manufacture. At the slightly raised; this block is made to
lying below the ordinary brick clay, Mr. bottom of the pug mill is an ingenious revolve by means of a wheel, worked by a
Fowler discovered a very fine bed of fire piece of mechanism which serves as a boy somewhat after the fashion of a lathe,
clay. This has been tested to a depth of 30 feeder to a brick-making machine below, only with a horizontal instead of a vertical
feet, and has been found in various parts being a revolving table about four feet in revolution. By the side of the thrower is
of the district, so that an almost unlimited diameter, and containing near its outer the wedging bench, at which a man is
quantity of this material is ready to hand, edge thirteen openings or moulds. at work kneading up the clay by hand,
and available for many of the purposes of After being taken off from the table, the so as to make it as plastic as possible.
manufacture. This clay has been proved brick is set to dry, and is treated in the He makes it up into balls of the size
to be of a very superior quality, and is usual way. It has been said that there necessary for the article which the thrower
more particularly suitable for the manufac-
ture of glass. It is so much so, that the
glass-blowers will use no other, and that
the parties who went to establish glass-
works in Melbourne took a large quan-
tity of this clay with them, and have since
sent up for more. The more common and
coarser clay ordinarily used in pottery
overlies the finer clay having the ordinary
depth of from 3 to 4 feet. The excavations
from which the clay is brought, are about
300 yards from the works, and the material
has to be carried thence at present; but
preparations have been made for laying
down a tramway from the pits to the
grinding mill; and the work would have
been already done but for the long-
continued wet which has not only
prevented this, but has also seriously
interfered with the business, and done
no small amount of damage to articles
already manufactured. Lying rather low, a
great part of the works were flooded once
or twice during the heaviest of the rain
storms, more especially swamping a flued
shed used for artificially drying articles
Australian Bottle & Collectables Review 33 Vol. 20, No. 3. January - March, 2016.
has to form, and as he rolls them up he to be insufficient, and the foundations series called “The Manufacturing Industry
places them on the table within reach of have been in for three other of larger of New South Wales”.
the thrower’s hand. The thrower takes dimensions even than those now in use. It Thanks to John Lynch for supplying this
one of these balls, and places it on the has been mentioned that one of the large early newspaper article to us.
wheel; the wheel is made to revolve, drying sheds, about 60 feet by 30 feet,
and as it turns, the thrower by skilful has a series of flues underneath it, so as Latest Find
manipulation causes the clay to assume by artificial heat to assist the process of
the form required, whether it be of a ginger drying; but during the present protracted Although a little bland, this
beer bottle, a jug, or the collar of a drain season of inclement weather, it has been is one of only a couple
pipe. In the latter case the pipe is placed found so utterly impossible to keep pace known in this all way pour
upon the wheel, and as it revolves, the with the demand for the productions of the with simply Wilcox Bros.,
collar is worked upon it. Of course the establishment, that another and still larger
formation of the article depends shed is in course of being flued, so that the Lilydale in two lines
entirely upon the skilful manipulation of brick-making may be carried on without of writing down the
the thrower; but some workmen acquire the many delays caused by wet weather. bottle.
such precision and delicacy of touch in When these are completed and the new I used to own this
executing their work, that a jug thus made kilns erected, the establishment will be bottle, but swapped it
will not vary a hairsbreadth in thickness unquestionably the largest of its kind in off for a local ginger
throughout the whole of its structure. In any of the Australian colonies, even if it be beer that I needed. I
this way, where the workman has taste, not so at the present time. always wanted to get
truly artistic work may be turned out, the About 60 men and boys are employed this Wilcox back. A
process being really that of turning, only on the works, carting, digging clay, fellow collector has
the hand is used instead of the sharp attending the machines, or working in been chasing one of
tools of the wood turner. By means of the various ways; and the extensive my Melbourne codds,
potter’s wheel, all round articles are machinery on the establishment is and so he managed
manufactured, from the small ink-bottles worked by means of two 12 hp engines to secure this as a
which are to be purchased full for a penny, manufactured by Chapman Brothers of swap for the codd he
up to the largest sized bread pan or jug. George Street. This firm also made the wanted, meaning that
In order to keep up the necessary supply brick-making machine and all other useful I now have this bottle
of the articles most in demand, there are machinery at Mr. Fowler’s establishment. back through another
several capacious kilns constantly kept ED: The above article was from the 15 swap deal.
going; but even this number has found June 1870 Sydney Morning Herald in a So there you go,
swapping does still
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