John Lumb & Co. Bottle

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I found this bottle today. It is a British imported soda bottle made in Castleford Yorkshire England by John Lumb & Co. between 1870-1905.
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Interestingly, this bottle was made without tooling. The two piece mold seam, which is quite wide, extends completely from the bottle's base all the way to the very top of the blob.

In situ:
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Base plate:
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After 1905 the company would become John Lumb & Co. Limited and the abbreviation on the base plate would change to J L & Co. Ld. The number "43 40" is the bottle mold design number, and I'm quite convinced that the big number 5 indicates it was the 5th mold of this design being used for production.
 

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