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    Codd Bottle No Embossing - Age or Origin?

    6 sided base, applied top, thick glass, Aqua color, no embossing that I can see with my magnifying glass other than the imprint on bottom. I'm curious if this is old or repro and possible origin? The estate sale I bought it from also sold many rare glass insulators but this was the only bottle I saw.



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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    Sure has all the looks of an oldie, but I really don't know.

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    I'm thinking it's likely modern and from India. They still use some ancient-looking Codd bottles there for a drink called Banta, even though they aren't very old at all, they're just still made in the traditional way. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._Rishikesh.jpg The real old ones are usually embossed but the modern ones often aren't. It's not a repro per se since this is a real bottle that was used to hold real drinks and not to pretend to be an antique, but I really doubt it's very old at all.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    True that, but what throws me off is some very legitimate looking wear in all the right places.

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    Definitely an Indian made Codd bottle but quite likely made after Independence( C 1950 ) from recycled glass and as mentioned these bottles are still being used today in parts of India
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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    If they're still using and refilling them, that would explain all the correct wear, scrapes and dings. Thanks for lesson, Trog and Canada.

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    if you look close, you can see it's a Simi machine made bottle.



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