This closure featured a glass rod with a bulb-shaped gutta percha (rubber) gasket on one end that "gravitated" to the bottle's mouth after filling, self-sealing against the inside, steeply-sloping shoulders of the bottle; ROORBACH CLOSURE bottles typically have embossed patent dates of February 20, 1883, June 23, 1885, and August 4, 1885 on their sides down near the base of the bottle.An imprisoned, small, hollow, brown ball sealed against a hard rubber gasket inserted into a horizontal groove inside the mouth of the bottle; CROWN CORK CLOSURES ("bottle caps") were patented in 1892 and are still in use today.(If you want a bottle to keep hot drinks hot, check out our guide to the best travel mug; and if you’re looking for something that holds a lot more water for outdoor sports, head over to our hydration packs guide.) Our new favorite insulated bottle is the Hydro Flask 24-Ounce Standard Mouth with BPA Free Flex Cap.
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ABM means the bottle was made by an automatic bottle machine after 1903.
Pyro is the shortened form of the word pyroglaze, an enameled lettering used on bottles after the mid-1930s.
Bottle collecting has become a major American hobby.
There are several general categories of bottles, such as historic flasks, bitters, household, and figural.
BLOB TOP (also referred to as "pony") soda bottles were sealed by a cork inserted into the mouth of the bottle.
The corks were held in place by either (1) wire fasteners attached directly under the blob top and swung into place over the top of the cork, or (2) a simple wire strand twisted around the neck below the blob top, looped over the top of the cork, and then again twisted around the neck below the blob top; GRAVITATING STOPPER bottles typically have narrow, tapered shoulders and are base-embossed with Matthews’ 1864 patent information.
Several readers have pointed out that Klean Kanteen has released a leakproof Café Cap 2.0 as an accessory for our insulated-bottle pick, the 20-ounce Klean Kanteen Insulated Wide.
We’ve just finished testing three such caps, and we can confirm that they are leakproof and a great companion for our top pick.
If you’re looking for water bottles to use while running, see our running gear guide.