What’s a codd bottle? Back about 100 years ago a man named Hiram Codd from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, England invented the codd bottle. This clever item revolutionised the drinks trade people now had the opportunity to drink lovely fresh, well-sealed drinks that could be resealed easily anywhere.
However, the pressure from inside the bottles made them slightly difficult to open resulting in disappointed and distressed thirsty people unable to get to their favourite fizzy drink.
This simple little tool took the problem away. The marbles at the top of codd bottles were quite well lodged and difficult to open as the bubbles in the carbonated drink would keep the pressure up. This tool would have been placed on the top of a codd bottle and given a little tap sending the marble to the recess at the side of the bottle. The drink could then be enjoyed without any problem of the marble getting in the way.
This device has also been known as a ‘codswallop’, but it is argued the term has nothing at all to do with codd bottles or their openers and is just a coincidence.
This vintage opener measures approx. 4.5cm and is in good condition with signs of use over the years.
A great little brewania item and also a little curio for your collection.