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Ballast Bottle / Torpedo Bottle - varies 1800s

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We have many of these antique ballast or torpedo bottles.  The condition of the glass varies from clear to frosted from wear. Most have visible  bubbles in the glass from being hand blown in the 1800s. The round bottom is unmarked dating it to the late 19th century. Bottle measures 9.5 inches long. 

Rounded bases were designed to do the opposite of most flat bottle bases and ensured that the bottle was not left standing upright. The rounded bottom was to ensure that the bottle was left on its side so that the wired down cork would not dry out and shrink allowing the contents to loose carbonation and/or evaporate. Rounded base bottles were made of thick heavy glass and used for carbonated soda, mineral water, and in particular, ginger ale.

Each is sold in as is condition.