Glass Bottles: Winchesters


Winchesters are bottles of a gallon capacity, used for storage or for those chemicals of which larger quantities than the shop round bottles were needed.

Bismuth carbonate winchester bottle
This is one of a set of large bottles from the Christopher shop. They were made by Henry Ricketts in Redcliffe, Bristol to his 1825 patent for making bottles in three-part moulds. They probably all pre-date the opening of the shop in 1863. It was used to hold bismuth carbonate powder. The metal cap covered the cork and neck.

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