Digging to the roots of global refreshment – Coca Colas hobbleskirt bottle is the most known brand of the world. And Jacob Schweppe´s entrepreneurship in aerated waters is the forerunner since 1783. Global milestones before: Spa and Selters.
Great issue on Collectors Weekly ref. Schweppes, one of the most important forerunners of Coca Cola. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-toxic-history-of-soda-pop/
Telling the story of fizzy soft drinks through the centuries is my passion. a Rimowa travel suitcase is filled with objects through 2000 years, from roman glass up to the victorian dumps. the video is produced at the Potsdam Museum in November 2017,
SODA WATER : UNDER PRESSURE. Click the video storytelling to the book SAVING THE FIZZ, David Jones bible of the evolution by patented bottle closures since the humble cork.
Since October 2017, Schweppes marketing Europe/Belgium and Krombacher/Germany remember their unique selling personality of the brand – the softdrink story of mental refreshment, inspired by Jacob Schweppe since 1783. comments in competence:
Schweppes Story “Berlin Babylon”, 1920 ies…
…and in Shanghai, 1783/2017
ADVENT RIDDLE: discover the milestones of marketing design. f.l. pumpkin bottle by GOD 0. schneewittchen-sarg by BRAUN 1956. eau de cologne by FARINA 1709. bartman-pitcher FRECHEN 16 C. hobble skirt bottle by ROOT GLASS COMPANY 1915. “soda” discovered by JOSEPH PRIESTLEY in 1772, patented by THWAITES 1799. schweppes fountain trade mark by GREAT EXHIBITION 1851. egg bottle made of glass, first find at the ROYAL GEORGE 1782, yawning cock by HJK 1986.
Nov 9th 2017 brand-new from Canada: the 100th jubilee ashtray. In 1799 Augustine Thwaites founded Thwaites’ Soda Water in Dublin. A London Globe article claims that this company was the first to patent and sell “Soda Water” under that name. (wikipedia)
Nov 8th 2017 Arrived today in Germany from downunder: a high-tech bottlestopper saving the fizz end of 19th century. APOLLINARIS answered the glass torpedoes with a very unusual item to save the fizz in stonie bottles. Due to its perishable nature, it has been lucky to survive. This bottle stopper has 2 wooden parts, separated by a rubber type material that expands upon screwing what looks like a brass handle down. item bought for spiritschweppes from Robert, Keilor,/Victoria, Australia.
Nov 7th 2017 100s of digging pics from New York City! Thanks so much for facebooking Maribelle Costes your great digging documents and storytelling with Scott Jordan. https://www.facebook.com/maribelle.costes Maribelle: “This was definitely a soda pit! There were 12 soda, mineral water and brown stout bottles. 3 ginger beers, 2 Genuine Essence, a french toilet water, a cylinder med, two Dr Porters, an Indian Cholagogue, laundry bluing, a seabury bluing, a free blown food jar, a flint glass flared lip smooth base med, and a pontiled flared lip med that held turpentine. Lots of beautiful shards, a rare painted and glazed marble, stone marbles, dolls and porcelain angels, and two cat skulls etc…
There are criers of course, those broken sodas and ginger beers from them whacking the necks off in the past, iron pontiled meds, a small demijohn, Cathedral pickles ales, and flasks. It’s to be expected. Overall, we classify this dig as KA all the way! A once in a lifetime dig for veteran diggers and a newbie like myself! It was such a fun dig and big thanks to Dan for his tenacity, his Thor like strength and his agreeable nature. And to Scott, my love for the last 5 years and friend for over 20 years! He enriched my life with this great hobby and I’m always learning more from him!”
“WATER IS THE ESSENCE OF LIVE – AND I CONTROLL IT” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xT_iDK-hFA&t=18s
Jacob Schweppes passion since 1783 for industrial aerated waters. The video is produced in 2017 from Schweppes Belgium, but never released. Artificial aerated waters in tradition of Spa and Selters. A product-innovation, exclusively filled in unique eggbottles, branded worldwide with Schweppes´ fountain since the Great Exhibition London in 1851. Created 100 years before Coca Cola. In my opinion its high time, to use the great source for storytelling the Schweppes Story as o global campaign (see the spot from China 2017 above). A time travel following the mission of Jacob Schweppe, one of the innovators and entrepreneurs of the industrial age. 1740 born in Witzenhausen, Germany.