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    rare???? New Jersey mineral water co. Philada. pa Roorbach floating ball closure bott

    Dug this Roorbach up in Paterson nj i am thinking it is pretty rare because i cant find any info on it anywhere anybody have a clue thanks in advance
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    it's called a gravity stopper . it works like a code . it is not common . and may have been made for a short time . Hutchison stoppers were more popular . I have seen this kind of stopper on some Chicago and Portland sodas . 1880s

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    it is a roorbach floting ball closure here is the info i just found
    Embossed: () NEW JERSEY / MINERAL / WATER CO. / () PHILADA, PA. // THIS BOTTLE / NOT TO / BE SOLD //
    Dimensions: ? x ?
    Manufacturer: Not Known
    Material: Glass Design: None Mold Type: Two Leaf Mold
    Form: Cylindrical Edge Design: None Plate Mold: Yes
    Shape: Hutchinson Base Design: None Plate Code: None
    Sides: Shoulder Design: None Sealed: No
    Sunken Panels: None
    Pictures: None
    Notes: No Notes.
    Variants
    1. Aqua, Smooth Base, Rounded Taper, Hand Blown, Roorbach Floating Ball Stopper, Philadelphia, PA, United States
    Comments: None



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