Dedicated to fizzy people: Please scroll the endless story 🙂
Digging to the roots of global refreshment – Coca Colas hobbleskirt bottle is the most known glass-object of the world. telling the story of fizzy soft drinks through the centuries up to Coca Cola is my passion. a Rimowa travel suitcase is filled with objects through 2000 years, from roman glass up to the victorian dumps. next event is at the Potsdam Museum, Sunday Nov 12, 14.00. Get ready! http://www.potsdam-museum.de/
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!”
October 2017, seen on youTube The Schweppes Story of the Original since 1783 Schweppes Europe and Schweppes China (with actual business lifestyle) showed the innovator Jacob Schweppe developing the leading brand worldwide for mental refreshment. See my storyboard above. On Nov. 7th, the videos are canceled by youtube, don´t know why. Behind the Schweppes Story: Artificial aerated waters in tradition of Spa and Selters. A product-innovation, exclusively filled in unique eggbottes, worldwide branded with the Schweppes fountain since the Great Exhibition London in 1851. Created 100 years before Coca Cola. High time, to use the great source for storytelling the Schweppes Story, told sophisticated as mental refreshment. My marketing cabinet “spiritschweppes” will realize it and I (est. 1951) will do my best to learn your language.
Today, Schweppes since 1783 is a milestone for passionate innovation and sophisticated marketing worldwide.
Coca Cola, Guinness or Red Bull are similar brands. Contemporary museums, show-archives and event-centers are wide open for customer relationship.
But not any official archive or museum exists for the history of the brand, the Spirit of Schweppes.
So I established as a researcher and collector my private marketing-cabinet “spiritschweppes”. Virtual. Analog. Open Source.
It is private, independent and not supported by Schweppes (!). The cabinet is (hopefully) unique worldwide and became possible with ebay, sales and lively conversations with experts, diggers, divers and collectors in their continents and oceans. Displayed are historical milestones and documents of fizzy marketing. Rare and unique in compilation – a storytelling and experience, dedicated to people with passion in every profession all over the world.
Here is my warmly invitation to visit Potsdam/Berlin. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome at the UNESCO World Heritage Potsdam. Alter Markt, historic centre of the town. Potsdam Museum illuminated, Museum Barberini, City Castle. http://www.potsdam-museum.de
After all, you are welcome at my private Museum. A little bit smaller, free entrance and contents, fizzy drinks included.
My Marketing-Cabinet “spiritschweppes” seems to be unique and wants to be an inspiring collection of fizzy pioneers . Displayed like a “wunderkammer” of the early practitioners of science in Europe, which formed collections in cabinets of curiosities with bits and pieces of art, natural history and antiquities. So me and my wife are researching and digging to the “roots of Coca Cola” worldwide, collecting the milestones and the knowledge of historical world brands and their spirits.
Is there any alternative beside blogging spritschweppes.com?
Listen to the music.
MY MISSION 2033
In 2033, I will be 82. Some years left to do a fizzy job: Schweppes on tour © – a worldwide roadshow for the 250th anniversary, celebrating the Spirit of Schweppes.
Cheers to the schweppervescent people, inspired by the spirit of Schweppes. Lets write the endless softdrink-story since 1783. In 2033, the german born Jacob Schweppe will have its 250th anniversary of introducing the modern softdrink. Nowadays, the idea of mental effervescence lost its authentic homelands, the British Empire. With helping hands my blog could start an exciting storytelling from the past into the future. The mission is a a worldwide roadshow for the 250th anniversary of Schweppes in 2033. From romain baths to redbull cans. From quacky apothecarys to magical drinks 🙂 Please contact me with your input, ideas and inspiring flashes.
me and collectors-friend Siegfried of http://www.imgueldenenarm.de/dauerausstellung/ my daughter Mareike
visitors from New Caledonia: my collectors-friend Franck https://www.facebook.com/My-old-bottles-396024227263958/ and his daughter Louisiane
visiting collectors friend Damian and his wife at his bottle museum, Mallorca/Spain
Cheers – you are welcome and thank you for your comments. Hans-Jürgen & Christian