Florida Keys Bottles Shelf
A top that screwed with threads on the inside is unusual.
A close up of the mouth of the above bottle.
Clay for these bottles was not a common material for production
in the US. Many of these bottles were manufactured in Europe.
A close view of the brown bottle above.
In 1870 a self-sealing mouth with a glass marble was invented. As
gases inside increased the pressure maintained the marble seated.
Many of these bottles were broken to get the glass marble inside.
About a decade later the above top became popular in the US and
was used for considerable time.
The rings had tight fitting rubber gaskets held in place by a spring
loop that latched over the outside lip. As seen this bottle was used in
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