The Codd bottle was first patented in 1872 by inventor Hiram Codd. The principle of the codd bottle was to use the gas pressure of carbonated drinks to hold a glass marble against a rubber ring in the lip of the bottle, thus forming a bottle stopper.

Indentations in the neck of the bottle caught the marble once the bottle was opened, and prevented it from rolling back into the lip when the drink was poured.

Over the following decades numerous variations of the 'Codd' were produced, many covered by their own patent, but the majority of 'marble stoppered bottles' are commonly know as Codds.

The bottles shown here are the smaller Codds, sometimes known as split size. I have called them 6oz codds as this was a common capacity for the smaller bottles, but this may vary from bottle to bottle.

All bottles shown here are arranged firstly by town, and then in alphabetical order of company name.

 

Burslem


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Fenton (incl. Heron Cross)


 

Hanley (incl. Shelton)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Longton (incl. Lane End and Normacot)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Stoke


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tunstall (incl. Goldenhill)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Company (Town) William Baker (Hanley)
Embossing DETAILS HERE
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Not marked
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Copeland & Wilson (Hanley)
Embossing Copeland & Wilson / Portland Works / Jasper Street / Hanley
Patent Details Acme Reliance
Makers Mark Dan Rylands Barnsley
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Copestick Bros & Co (Burslem)
Embossing Copestick Bros & Co / North Road / Burslem
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Alfred Alexander
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Thomas Dickson (Hanley)
Embossing Dicksons / Mineral Water Works / Hanley
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Redfearn Bros
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) J Gilbert & Son (Hanley)
Embossing ...
Patent Details Bulb Neck Codd
Makers Mark Redfearn Bros
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) J Gilbert & Son (Hanley)
Embossing ...
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Redfearn Bros
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Harold Goodwin & Co (Stoke-on-Trent)
Embossing Harold Goodwin & Co / [B] Cube Pictorial Trade Mark / Stoke-on-Trent
Patent Details Bulb Neck Codd
Makers Mark TBC
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Alfred Greatbatch (Longton)
Embossing Greatbatch's Apneumatic Waters Longton
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Redfearn Bros
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) J Hartley (Stoke-on-Trent)
Embossing J Hartley / [B] Cube Pictorial Trade Mark / Stoke-on-Trent
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Not Marked
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Hutchinson's (Stoke-on-Trent)
Embossing Hutchinson's Mineral Waters Stoke-on-Trent
(Small H Shield)
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Not Marked
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Hutchinson's (Stoke-on-Trent)
Embossing Hutchinson's Mineral Waters Stoke-on-Trent
(Large H Shield)
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Not Marked
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) A Jackson (Longton)
Embossing A Jackson 64 Trentham Rd Longton
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Not Marked
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Lloyd & Hughes (Burslem)
Embossing Lloyd & Hughes Burslem
(L & H B Registered Trademark)
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark T Turner & Co Dewsbury
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) North Staffs Mineral Waters Co (Hanley)
Embossing N S Mineral Waters Co Ltd Hanley Masterpiece
Trade Mark Regd
(Double 9 Spot Domino Pictorial)
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark A Alexander
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) John Pennington (Hanley)
Embossing J.Pennington Church Street Hanley
(Diamond Jno Pennington / JPH logo to centre, JHP to base)
Patent Details Codd Patent 4
Makers Mark Dan Rylands Sole Maker Barnsley
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) John Pennington (Hanley)
Embossing J.Pennington Registered Trade Mark Hanley to front,
2 Gold Medals London 95 & 97 to rear
(Diamond Jno Pennington / JPH logo to centre, A12 to base)
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Lumb & Co Makers Castleford
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) John Pennington (Hanley)
Embossing J.Pennington Registered Trade Mark Hanley to front,
2 Gold Medals London 95 & 97 to rear
(Diamond Jno Pennington / JPH logo to centre, A12 to base)
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Nuttall & Co Makers St Helens
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) John Pennington (Hanley)
Embossing J.Pennington Registered Trade Mark Hanley
(Jno Pennington / JPH logo to centre)
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Alfred Alexander & Co Makers London
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) John Podmore (Burslem)
Embossing John Podmore Burslem
(Pictorial Horse Trade Mark)
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Alfred Alexander & Co Makers London
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Premier Mineral Water Co Ltd (Hanley & Longton)
Embossing Premier Mineral Water Co Ld Hanley &
(Diamond Trade Mark HC ST 1875 to centre)
Patent Details Codd Patent 4
Makers Mark The Rylands Barnsley
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Premier Mineral Water Co Ltd (Hanley & Longton)
Embossing Premier Mineral Water Co Ld Hanley &
(Diamond Trade Mark HC ST 1875 to centre)
Patent Details Codd Patent 4
Makers Mark Alfred Alexander & Co Makers London
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) E Wood (Tunstall)
Embossing E Wood Mount St Tunstall
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Redfearn Bros
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) J Woodhouse & Sons (Hanley)
Embossing J Woodhouse & Sons Mineral Water Manufacturer Hanley
(Horse Shoe Trade Mark to centre, A15 and 2135 to base)
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Not Marked
Photographs Photo 1


Company (Town) Youngs botanic Brewery Ltd (Hanley)
Embossing Youngs Botanic Brewery Ltd
Lawton Crewe & Hanley
Patent Details Standard Codd
Makers Mark Redfearn Bros
Photographs Photo 1

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