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Found ‘nightlarking’ (1:30am...) in central london on the thames foreshore, which has had some super low tides recently.
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this is my first complete hamilton / torpedo bottle and i couldn’t be happier! it’s a tiny 6oz specimen, beautifully preserved and originally containing ‘aerated mineral water’.
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a word on doing this at night. it’s dangerous. i did it with a friend and we knew the location well, we had phones, torches + backups etc. a nail went through my wellington and somehow missed my foot, so lessons were learnt!
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10 303 3 weeks ago
The excitement when this baby reared it’s bottom from the mud was off the scale!!! .................................swipe left,
and the disappointment when it was pulled out!!!!!😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😢😢😢😢😢😢.................................. but still so pleased to have just a piece of one... for now! #torpedobottle #hamiltonbottle #mudlarking #beachcombing #riverfinds #mudtreasure #seaglasslove #bottlelove #beachfinds #shoretreasures #shorefinds #mudlove
11 82 5 days ago


rising from the silt, the curve of glass was unmistakable, it had to be a torpedo bottle, but was it broken? ⠀

we have found precious few of these elegantly impractical mineral water bottles and this was a new one. the 'hamilton' style of bottle was patented in 1814 and remained popular throughout the nineteenth century. the gas pressure inside carbonated drinks bottles tended to loosen the corks if they dried out, so these bottles were designed to be stored on their sides to keep the cork moist. ⠀

please swipe for a video clip of it being lifted. i've attached an old waterproof camera to the glass bottomed bucket, the sound whirrs and amplifies the underwater action against the stones...i promise i am not scraping this precious bottle! 😅 it's impossible not to be excited when you lift (what are to us) rare finds...added commentary courtesy of fellow torpedo appreciator @mikespilligan.

h. d. rawlings, nassau street, london
'h d rawlings was one of the largest and most prestigious soft drinks manufacturers in victorian england.' est. 1815, this blob top torpedo bottle dates from 1870-95.

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149 2,846 April 2019


the collectors may hanker after embossed glass but i think there's also beauty in plain antique bottles, especially the early crude forms with their strap and blob tops, heavy mould lines and twisted, bubbly glass. along the bottom are drinks bottles, above are preserves, pickles and sauces, all from around the mid to late nineteenth century. my most recent found bottle here has a lovely (well lovely to me!) pouring spout, simply created by pushing a groove into the glass before it cooled. 😊


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49 1,773 last month
Two antique hamilton/torpedo bottles, from around 1850. maybe a bit earlier, maybe a bit later. pulled out of the river dee above chester, on a winter dive when the sea was too rough. @london_mudlark @silverinthebarn . the small bottle has j schweppe & co ltd on it, embossed in cursive which is rare. the larger bottle has genuine superior aerated waters. j schweppe & co, 51 berners street, oxford street, in lines on the body. #antique #bottle #antiquebottle #hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #jschweppe #schweppes #schweppesbottle #riverdee #chester #dive #riverdive #winterdive #diving #scuba #scubadiving #bottlecollecting #amazingwhatyoufind #londonmudlark
18 53 July 2016
#mudlarking #hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #oldbottles #mineralwaterbottle #inkbottle #rwhites a few of the nicer bottles found on a 1 and a half hour creek walk this morning in the rain. hamilton bottle is a hooper strive, royal german spa brighton & pallmall east london. green r whites has a rare flat type bottle stopper still in it. normally r whites use the easier to open tall type stopper.
2 29 October 2016
One of my favourite things to find is iridescent glass. i find pieces on the fields but when i’ve visited the thames i have found the best pieces. such a shame these two bottles were broken but i love them nonetheless. @thames_larker thank you for gifting me a couple of bits and the lovely boat hook. it was such a laugh in your company as always and we will see you very soon no doubt - maybe we can treat you to some brunch? #thamesmudlark #mudlarking #thamesforeshore #eyesonly #surfacefinds #funnymomentswithfriends #iridescentglass #glasssickness #beautifulcolours #animalteeth #pipebowls #oystershells #bottlenecks #potteryfragments #garnets #thamesgarnets #boatnails #boathook #hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #deeks #rawgemstones #londonthames #britishhistory #londonhistory #claypipes #bottlehunting #oldglass #mudlarker #foreshorefinds
3 120 June 2018