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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.

#torpedobottle #hamiltonbottle #mineralwater #hdrawlings #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #history #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #riverfinds #bottlecollecting #wading #riverdump #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #wadingfortreasure
150 2,952 April 2019
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
3 122 June 2018
Finally got around to getting a snap of all my precious ones! honestly, it’s really quite ridiculous how happy these bits of old glass make me, but they were all dug up in the garden and i just love the fact that each one shows a different era in the history of the cottage, and that each one of these was handled by a previous occupier... 🥰 for anyone that actually is interested in bottle collecting, i’ve taken a few close ups too, nice blob top on the mineral water bottle, a hamilton torpedo, the glass stopper still in the holbrooks and a mahoosive bovril jar! #bottledigging #mudlarking #mudlark #bottlecollection
31 270 March 2019
Green hamilton bottles (torpedo-shaped) from england displayed in a french wine bottle drying rack.
3 31 September 2016
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 89 August 2019
Torpedo bottles also known as hamilton bottles. made so they couldn't be stood up. this kept the cork wet so it didn't shrink, which would have allowed the drink to loose its fizz. this also meant you couldn't put your drink down until you finished it.
but i just love the shape.
#hamilton #hamiltonbottle #torpedo #topedobottle #antiques #antiquebottle #flatlayfriday #flatlay
7 79 February 2019
More goodies being unloaded still.
3 54 May 2019
I was going to wait until i’d cleaned this up before posting, but i’m so bloody chuffed, i couldn’t wait. my first bit of victorian glass, a ‘hooper, struve & co’ little torpedo bottle!! 💖 currently being cleaned up, i’ll post another pic when it looks a bit nicer! #mudlarking #modlarking #thamestreasures #bottledigginguk #bottledigging #victoriana #victorianbottles #victorianglass #hooperstruveandco #london #treasurehunt #thamesforeshore #mudlark #mudlarkingfinds #thamesforeshorefinds #london #riverthames #thameslondon #swlondon #bottledigging #bottledigginguk #treasure #treasurehunting #oldbottles #thamespottery #londontreasures #seapottery #londonhistory #history #hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #thameshistory
13 31 March 2019
Today's finds all cleaned . i think the 2 small shear lips are cordial bottles , the black glass beer is a 3 mould bottle so quite early and the 6 oz hammy was the highlight of the day 😁 . #oldbottles #whatthevictoriansthrewaway #oldtip #dumpdigging #hamiltonbottle #bottledigging #blackglassbottles
3 59 last month
In an effort to show the variety of items that come out of the river, i've been trying to sort similar finds into extremes of size.

i had planned on making this post longer by writing a deep and meaningful piece of prose to accompany these photos, but, as usual, i got distracted by all the lovely things and forgot to end the

#thebestthingscometothosewhowade #treasurehunting #wading #mudlarking #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting #bottledigging #oldbottle #antiquebottle #stoneware #hamiltonbottle #marble #bovril #ink
53 289 September 2019
It took me months to come up with a decent method of displaying all the hamilton/torpedo bottles that i've found in the river.

for far too long they lolled and rolled about on shelves, in limbo, while i perfected a (free) way to show them off in all their glory!

luckily i'm a hoarder of odds and sods, so i cobbled together a wedge of wood, some hoe-hanging hooks, pieces of pond pump piping and a few felted furniture foot floor fragments, and came up with this. the design itself, like the bottles, is heavily patented, of course.

#thebestthingscometothosewhowade #treasurehunting #wading #mudlarking #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting #bottledigging #oldbottle #antiquebottle #hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #coddbottle #diy
78 476 September 2019
13 67 September 2019
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 89 August 2019
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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#mudlarking #mudlark #riverthames #thamesforeshore #mudlarkinglondon #londonhistory #mudlarkingfinds #londonmudlark #britisharchaeology #britishhistory #thames #beachcomber #beachcombing #thameslondon #foundobjects #oldlondon #treasure #buriedtreasure #archeology #seaglass #seaglasshunting #glassstopper #theshardlondon #londonshard #shardlondon #antiqueglass
#hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #oldbottles #riverfinds
10 343 August 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. 😊


#aquaglass #appliedlip #blobtop #hamiltonbottle #gingerbeer #victorian #riverfinds #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #treasurehunter #bottlecollecting #wading #riverdump #bottledigging #oldbottles #bottledump #bottledumpfinds #riverhunter #antique #history #wading #mudlarking #mudlark #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #wadingfortreasure
49 1,851 July 2019
Am trying to group bottles in the 'moozay de la bootay' (garage), and thought i'd do a schweppes schelf.

it was only when sorting them that i realised that 4 of them were found within a few metres of each other in a particular stretch of river, but at different times. schweet.

i've now decided to try and find a bottle representing every decade of schweppes production!

schwing!

#schweppes #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #oldbottle #antiquebottle #vintagebottle #mudlarking #riverfind #wading #seltzer #gingerbeer #hamiltonbottle #torpedo #sodasyphon #treasurehunting #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting #bottledigging
33 232 June 2019
1st complete hamilton i've ever dug was a little excited !! can somebody please date it for me as i've never seen them with this top is it earlier or later than a blob ? also my first ever holloway's ointment p*t will clean and share the rest of the finds later 😊 #dumpdigging #oldbottles #whatthevictoriansthrewaway #hamiltonbottle #ointmentpot
11 27 May 2019
More goodies being unloaded still.
3 54 May 2019


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.

#torpedobottle #hamiltonbottle #mineralwater #hdrawlings #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #history #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #riverfinds #bottlecollecting #wading #riverdump #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #wadingfortreasure
150 2,952 April 2019
Finally got around to getting a snap of all my precious ones! honestly, it’s really quite ridiculous how happy these bits of old glass make me, but they were all dug up in the garden and i just love the fact that each one shows a different era in the history of the cottage, and that each one of these was handled by a previous occupier... 🥰 for anyone that actually is interested in bottle collecting, i’ve taken a few close ups too, nice blob top on the mineral water bottle, a hamilton torpedo, the glass stopper still in the holbrooks and a mahoosive bovril jar! #bottledigging #mudlarking #mudlark #bottlecollection
31 270 March 2019
Very happy with this! it’s cleaned up pretty good! the embossing says: hooper, struve and co ltd. chemists royal german spa brighton and pall mall east london. #mudlarking #modlarking #thamesforeshore #riverthames #thames #torpedobottle #hamiltonbottle #bottledigginguk #bottledigging #hooperstruveandco #victoriana #victorianbottles #victorianlondon #victoriandesign #victorianglass #thamestreasures
17 207 March 2019
I was going to wait until i’d cleaned this up before posting, but i’m so bloody chuffed, i couldn’t wait. my first bit of victorian glass, a ‘hooper, struve & co’ little torpedo bottle!! 💖 currently being cleaned up, i’ll post another pic when it looks a bit nicer! #mudlarking #modlarking #thamestreasures #bottledigginguk #bottledigging #victoriana #victorianbottles #victorianglass #hooperstruveandco #london #treasurehunt #thamesforeshore #mudlark #mudlarkingfinds #thamesforeshorefinds #london #riverthames #thameslondon #swlondon #bottledigging #bottledigginguk #treasure #treasurehunting #oldbottles #thamespottery #londontreasures #seapottery #londonhistory #history #hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #thameshistory
13 31 March 2019
This old bottle was found underneath the floorboards of a tenement house in glasgow when it was being renovated. the bottle as far as i know is called a hamilton or torpedo bottle. william hamilton introduced this shape of bottle to store carbonated drinks on their side so that the corks wouldn’t dry out and allow the gas to escape. both dates of the bottle and building marry up; circa 1840. maybe it was left by one of the original builders of the house, it was unearthed by my son when the building was being renovated. this little time capsule was hidden for more that 160 years. it has a new life now hanging in my kitchen & often filled with a few blooms from my wee garden. 🌱rescued daffodils broken by the wind and rain are in the bottle for the next few days. 🌱#hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #glasgowtenement #glasgowlife #repurposed #growyourownflowers #springflowers #oldgreenbottles #10greenbottleshangingonthewall
18 79 March 2019
Torpedo bottles also known as hamilton bottles. made so they couldn't be stood up. this kept the cork wet so it didn't shrink, which would have allowed the drink to loose its fizz. this also meant you couldn't put your drink down until you finished it.
but i just love the shape.
#hamilton #hamiltonbottle #torpedo #topedobottle #antiques #antiquebottle #flatlayfriday #flatlay
7 79 February 2019
Saturday's finds all cleaned up.
i'm running out of novel ways to photograph these, so don't be surprised if my treasure posts get ever more surreal each week.

i might try suspending some bottles in formaldehyde with hedgehogs in scuba gear next time.

#riverfinds #riveritchen #hampshire #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #bottlehunting #antiquebottle #treasurehunting #riverfind #wading #antiquebottle #vintagebottle #oldbottle #schweppes #hamiltonbottle #lysol #fishingreel
30 307 February 2019
Some nice pieces from trip out most tad rich though , asked to see couple of pieces out of cabinets could feel the condescending joobjoob !! defiantly window shopper after that 🙄😆😆.
4 95 February 2019
A few more of soyer's nectar bottle before and after cleaning. #riverthames #mudlarking #mudlarkingfinds #hamiltonbottle #soyersnectar
0 39 January 2019
One of alexis soyer victorian celebrity chef 'soyer's nectar' hamilton bottle fresh out of the thames mud last week ( thanks to a very low tide). such a wonderful piece of history. i recommend the book 'relish:the extraordinary life of alexis soyer, victorian celebrity chef' by ruth cowen for more information about the chef and this blue coloured lemonade, which was launched in partnership with charles codd originally, soon a success, sold both as a hangover cure and a mixer, enjoyed by the count d'orsay himself. the bottle had a pointed end and you can see the diamond-shaped stamp/ seal. this would have been produced around 1848-1858 i think, but i'll have to research the stamp to determine an exact date. of all the finds i could recover, what an honour as a french expat(quite fussy about her food and drinks) to recover this bottle myself, and a great way to connect with london's liquid history. this is a once in a lifetime find. also the cleaning process was quite overwhelming lol. #riverthames #mudlarking #mudlarkingfinds #hamiltonbottle #soyersnectar
6 82 January 2019
After a cold few hours in the river on saturday morning, i hadn't found anything that i was really pleased with, so, after seeing @myordinarytreasure find a lovely ginger beer bottle by probing around with only her feet, in knee-deep muddy silt, in waist-deep water, i thought i'd give it a try!! amazingly, the technique paid off!

finding new bottles is always our mission, so i was extremely delighted to discover this heavily embossed one that i'd never found before.
it is believed that millions of these hamilton bottles (torpedo bottles) were produced by j. schweppe & co., between 1831 and 1895, before adopting the now more recognisable schweppes name, as it exists today.

immortalised in a pair of popular paintings in 1887 by william henry hamilton trood, 'uncorking the bottle' and 'a surprising result', this was undoubtedly, in its day, the victorian equivalent of a youtube video of a dog singing 'roxanne' by the police.

#thebestthingscometothosewhowade #treasurehunting #riverfinds #riveritchen #hampshire #bottlecollecting #bottledigging #mudlarking #bottlehunting #schweppes #hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #oldbottle #gingerbeer #antiquebottle #vintagebottle #trood
50 455 January 2019
Kalau ini torpedo bottle's.ada yang punya dirumah botol model ini? mintalah... #torpedobottle #hamiltonbottle
1 15 December 2018
My latest aquisition... very happy 😊
1 27 December 2018
0 20 December 2018
Crystal aerated water newcastle, cobalt blue hamilton 1880s. this bottle was sold on ebay for £850! extremely hard to find perfect bottle of this kind. many of them were deliberately smashed, by competitors on the market back in 19ct. if i can't afford it, i am keeping it in memory.
painting 12"x13"
oil on canvas board, 2018
#antiquebottles #antiquebottle #antiquebottlesandcollectables #hamiltonbottle #hamiltonblue #torpedobottle #torpedobottles #englishantiques #englishantiquelover #englishantique #bottlecollector #bottlecollection #bottlecollecting
0 4 November 2018
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one night of rain and the river level has risen by nearly a foot! this stretch has given up superb bottles and we have returned several times since first wading here in mid summer. then the water was at its lowest for a couple of years and the whole sweep was accessible. now the centre is too deep, the current is increasing and as more rains come i think that this beautiful spot is going to be off limits for a while. ⠀ ⠀⠀
we hoped for one last bottle to draw a line and it came in the form of a tiny local torpedo, now one of my favourite bottles ever! river whisperer @mikespilligan has the larger one and rather than embossed, it's actually etched. i didn't see it, i felt it with my boot six inches under the mud and had to play river footsie before finally managing to get it onto the rake (please swipe!). 😄 ⠀ ⠀⠀


#sidneyframpton #hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #hampshire #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #history #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting #wading #riverdump #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #wadingfortreasure
63 862 November 2018
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everything about wading the river on a frosty daybreak in late autumn is breathtaking! the low sun pierces flushed foliage in the golden hour, edged silver, softened with the steam that clings to the water and mingles with your breath. three pairs of socks, a flask of coffee and a few finds from the river gravel is all that is required to stay warm. my wading amigo @mikespilligan started the day by finding a wild boar's tusk, an animal hunted to extinction in england 700 years ago...more goosebumps... ⠀

at the end of the morning finding a third ever hamilton bottle provided the perfect antidote to the numbing nip. a fabulous tiddler of a torpedo bottle by idris, a company formed in 1872 that became famed for their fiery ginger beer and which is still in production today. ⠀

#hamiltonbottle #torpedobottle #wildboar #autumn #naturalhistory #dawn #hampshire #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #history #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting #wading #riverdump #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #wadingfortreasure
43 1,173 November 2018
Trick'o'treated myself to an actual real hamilton bottle brass stand! 💝
#vintage #hamiltonbottle
0 3 October 2018
It was worth the frostbite, chilblains and bird shitting on me today to come home with this haul from the river. i'll clean them up when feeling returns to my fingers.
#treasurehunting #riverfinds #riveritchen #hampshire #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #antiquebottle #vintagebottle #oldbottle #coddbottle #hamiltonbottle #bottlehunting #bottledump #bottlecollecting
29 253 October 2018
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his 'n hers, 'n mine! two sizes of skittle shaped mineral water bottles by kinmond & co., found in the river at the weekend. joined by @poppythimble, this was our second visit to a beautiful rural spot which is yielding some lovely bottles, including a simply stunning 'transitional mallet' wine bottle (c.1750) found by @mikespilligan (please swipe). ⠀

kinmond and co. set up business in leamington in 1871, creating mineral water from the saline waters of the royal pump rooms. it was marketed as a health tonic and became extremely popular nationwide as well as internationally.
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... 'there are many firms who make these waters fairly well, but the great firm of kinmond and co., of leamington, make the best. the drinking of well-prepared mineral waters tends to the proper nourishment of the muscles and bone, and although the waters are not directly stimulant, still they act so indirectly, because by purifying the blood they lighten brain and mind. they are also of very great use in the treatment of various diseases, chronic and otherwise, notably in rheumatism and nervousness.' dr. g. stables, 'health'


#skittlebottle #kinmond #hamiltonbottle #halftorpedo #bottledump #hampshire #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #malletbottle #socialhistory #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting #wadingfortreasure #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #mineralwater #leamingtonspa
26 452 October 2018
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wading compadré @mikespilligan has set up a youtube channel with videos of our watery wanderings! if you fancy it, pull on your virtual waders and join us for a glass bottomed bucket's eye view into the river! the link is on our instagram profiles. 😊 ⠀
this is the intro 😄 there's a shot where we're heads down, wading in line, with police ticker tape behind us. this was taken by a local journalist after mike had found a live world war one shell in the river and the bomb squad was called in to remove it and evacuate nearby homes. the city was gridlocked, but nobody was going to get us out of the river! 😂😂 ⠀

i will personally enjoy reliving some of these moments, especially the hamilton torpedo bottle and the cobalt blue blackwood's ink on the latest episode...thanks again mike! ⠀

#thebestthingscometothosewhowade #videooftheday #wandering #wading #footage #hampshire #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #history #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting #wading #riverdump #wadingfortreasure #hamiltonbottle #thesingingwader
36 250 October 2018
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sometimes the research pays off along with the luck! shepherd's crook wielding wading amigo, @mikespilligan and i have been looking at the history of the local waterways, former dwelling sites, mills and potential dumps, but also identifying the key river bends, the depositional river meanders where bottles naturally collect. it's not all just splashing around, you'd almost think it was technical! 😏😄 ⠀ ⠀

on the face of it there was nothing to suggest that this section of river would contain anything man-made other than the odd random jam jar (they really do get around). flowing through water meadows, the nearest house is nearly a mile upstream, at the confluence of what were once busy waterways (one long since gone and now filled in) this would probably at one time have been a 'bottleneck' and much busier place. local hamilton bottles, skittle or half torpedo bottles, codds and stoneware ginger beers were the reward, all in a small stretch, probably no more than ten metres of river. the luck is that the good summer has seen the river drop to its lowest for some time, so that although still deep, we could just about get in there! 😊
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please swipe for more river, more bottle and the local codd which has the magical cobalt blue marble. ⠀ ⠀
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#bottleneck #skittlebottle #kinmond #hamiltonbottle #halftorpedo #wilfredandrews #bottledump #schweppes #fcbatchelor #coddbottle #sidneyframpton #gingerbeer #stoneware #hampshire #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #socialhistory #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting #wadingfortreasure #thebestthingscometothosewhowade
27 739 October 2018
After such amazing finds last week in the river, i didn't think we stood a chance of matching it for a while, but on sunday, we probably managed our best haul yet!! weirdly, we even managed to find exact duplicates of 4 of the items... so we got to take home one of each! (2x hamilton bottles; 2x schweppes bottles; 2x pork pie inks; and 2 ginger beers!)
the water is getting colder, the finds are getting deeper (as the second picture shows), and my dress-sense is getting dodgier.
on a plus note, @myordinarytreasure didn't take the p**s too much when i turned up wearing a homemade tank-top made by hacking the arms off a xmas jumper.
(i forgot to mention... this is only a photo of my half of the haul too!!) #treasurehunting #riverfinds #riveritchen #hampshire #bottlehunting #antiquebottle #vintagebottle #oldbottle #codd #hamiltonbottle #gingerbeer #thebestthingscometothosewhowade
31 291 October 2018
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a first and a dream catch yesterday, local embossed hamilton mineral water bottles found together in the river. this 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. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

so elegantly impractical, these to me are just the most beautiful objects! ⠀
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huge thanks to my wading pal @mikespilligan for the filming, researching the top spot for the best wade to date and for lending me his lightweight hooky stick of choice after i'd done in my shoulder! 😄
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#torpedobottle #hamiltonbottle #wading #wadingfortreasure #victorian #oldbottle #mineralwater #hampshire #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #archaeology #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #history #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting #thebestthingscometothosewhowade
60 1,106 October 2018
Pride and joy. one codds bottle, still with rubber seal; (ocean found and intact) one torpedo bottle. both are thomas trood and co.
1 13 September 2018
Level 9000 la croix @myordinarytreasure
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a victorian amphora for fizzy pop and a bit of a holy grail, this is the first full torpedo or hamilton bottle i have ever seen, other than in pictures (or in pieces)! ⠀ ⠀
it was just lolling around on the edge of a weir pool amongst the usual sauces and jams, guarded by a large brown trout who was eyeballing me with disdain! ⠀

artificial carbonated mineral waters were first made in the 1770s but there was an issue with the gas pressure created by the fizz loosening corks in bottles if they dried out. to get round this, in 1814 william hamilton patented a round bottomed bottle which had to be stored on its side, thus ensuring the seal remained good until opened. ⠀

#torpedobottle #hamiltonbottle #victorian #hampshire #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #archaeology #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #history #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting
0 41 September 2018
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a victorian amphora for fizzy pop and a bit of a holy grail, this is the first full torpedo or hamilton bottle i have ever seen, other than in pictures (or in pieces)! ⠀ ⠀
it was just lolling around on the edge of a weir pool amongst the usual sauces and jams, guarded by a large brown trout who was eyeballing me with disdain! ⠀

artificial carbonated mineral waters were first made in the 1770s but there was an issue with the gas pressure created by the fizz loosening corks in bottles if they dried out. to get round this, in 1814 william hamilton patented a round bottomed bottle which had to be stored on its side, thus ensuring the seal remained good until opened. ⠀

#torpedobottle #hamiltonbottle #victorian #hampshire #riverfinds #oldbottles #archaeology #archaeology #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #history #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #bottlecollecting
75 1,172 September 2018
Couple of nice early hamiltons brought in to the club by a club member, not pontilled but very desirable.
2 83 September 2018
We are fortunate to have a large collection of antique bottles for our midwinter treasures and classics auction- whether you collect codd or hamilton or crown seal we have something for every bottle collector!
1 25 July 2018
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
3 122 June 2018
Club members fantastic pontilled hamilton.
2 36 April 2018
イギリスのハミルトンボトル型のラムネ瓶

色々調べてみてエンボスの字やガラスの質からこの写真の瓶は1850年~1870年頃(幕末から明治初め頃)のものだと思います。
キュウリ型瓶と呼ばれているイギリスのラムネ(レモネード)瓶です。

日本にラムネという清涼飲料とキュウリ型瓶を初めて日本にもたらしたのはペリーという説があります。
このキュウリ型瓶の形は1809年イギリスのwf.ハミルトン氏の考案でキュウリ型瓶という呼び名の他にハミルトンボトル(hamilton bottle)や卵形びん(egg end bottle)とも云われています。この形状では立てません。当時はコルク栓だったので乾いて栓が抜けてしまうのを防ぐ為に横にしておいて常に湿らせて膨張させておくためこの形状だったそうです。
我々が現在よく見掛ける炭酸ガスの圧力でビー玉栓をする瓶が考案されたのは1872年でイギリスのハイラム・コッド氏の発明でコッドネックボトル(codd neck bottle)やコッドボトル(codd bottle)と云われています。前回投稿したものはコッドボトルです。
コッド瓶が広まるとハミルトン瓶は消えていってしまいます。現在でも使用されている国があるようですがほぼ絶滅危惧瓶ではないでしょうか。
ガラスの歴史は日本よりも海外の方が先に発展しているので幕末からの和ガラス歴史から考えると海外のこういったガラスや瓶の歴史に触れると驚くことばかりです。
日本にガラスの製法が伝わる前から海外では難しい製法や細かい細工や色彩の技術がすでにあるのですから。
しかしこのキュウリ瓶、この時代の海外の瓶には珍しくあわあわでとろとろなんですよね。たまたま?もしかしたらもうちょっと時代は下がるのかもしれない。さらには時代があるのに擦れがほぼ無くて新品みたいな状態ですごくよい。✨
エンボスは「j schweppe & co 51 berners street oxford street genuine superior aerated waters.」とあります。

ハミルトン瓶と飛行機雲でちょっと遊んでみました(笑)

ということで今週もハナモモは今日と明日の2日間営業です。
本来は土曜日も営業でしたがおめでたい席にお呼ばれしていただいておりまして臨時休業とさせていただきます✨ご迷惑をお掛けしますがよろしくお願い致します。

#ギャラリーと喫茶ハナモモ#ハナモモ #川中島の桃#川中島白桃#川中島白鳳 #japan#nagano#長野県#長野市#川中島 #art#アート#crafts#工芸 #antique#japaneseantique#古道具 #gallery#ギャラリー #cafe#喫茶#カフェ #ラムネ瓶 #jschweppe #hamiltonbottle #antiquebottle #イギリスアンティーク #ペリー
10 148 April 2018
All the fossily bits and all the glass bits
5 or 6 house worthy ammonites
an old hamilton bottle end (torpedo bottle) a waffle section and another marble 🤘
#fossils #seatreasures #seaglass #hamiltonbottle #ammonites #geology #seaside #scarborougbeach
3 89 April 2018
Found this lovely #treasure today #hamiltonbottle. made in this shape for aeriated water. this shape of bottle was made to deal with the pressure and must be stored sideways so the cork doesnt dry out and let the fizz out. #seaglass #glassbottle #stuffwefind #jetsum
2 36 March 2018
Hi collectors, here is some early stoneware in graham lancasters bottle auction in toowoomba this sunday.
from a 17th century bellarmine, to a convict era spruce bottle and an australian found stoneware hamilton. check out our website www.gdlauctions.com.au for photos, details and pre-auction live bidding. #bellarmine #stoneware #gdlauctions #convictspruce #hamiltonbottle
0 10 February 2018
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in a north wales village you can buy beer by the can and get to f****e old bottles at the landlord's pleasure.
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thanks to my brother for indulging my addiction 😋
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#loveoldbottles #treasurehunting #treasurehunters #mudlarking #bottledigging #coddbottle #hamiltonbottle #inkbottle #riverfinds #oldbottles #history #brewerania
9 92 December 2017
0 31 December 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
Green hamilton bottles (torpedo-shaped) from england displayed in a french wine bottle drying rack.
3 31 September 2016
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 54 July 2016
Found in the sea at newbrighton wirral :) hamilton bottle (torpedo bottle ) 1850-1910 still has cork and contents. #torpedobottles #hamiltonbottle #newbrighton #beachfinds
2 3 June 2016
This is the bottle i found in a ditch while walking the dog this morning. oh wow look how beautiful she is now i got her home and washed up!
#bottlehunting #torpedobottle #hamiltonbottle #treasure
0 43 April 2016
#hamiltonbottle#regents park#halfpenny#old glass#collectables#oak#bottle#
0 10 September 2014