of Mallinson Bottles
Codd Bottle." Showing internal glass
A Final dividend form.
Raymond Brooke contacted the
web-site to say:-
That he had purchased an old glass mineral water bottle with a
glass marble stopper. The bottle is marked 'G W Mallinson & Coy Ltd
Ipswich, Halesworth and Colchester'. The
bottle was made by Redfearn Bros, Bottle Makers, Barnsley.
contact was made by Terry Bramer:-
have found a Codd bottle in my garden with the name of the firm on, from
"Colchester & Halesworth". The latter is a small town in North Suffolk. I note from the Website that George
Washington Mallinson was born in Pudsey and was associated with Barnsley, but
there is no mention of Suffolk or Essex. He is called a mineral water manufacturer. I also
note that someone reported that they had a Codd bottle with the name "G W
Mallinson & Coy (note the last Coy, not Co as on my bottle) from Ipswich, Colchester & Halesworth".
I would be interested, if you know
the answer, to find out why someone from Yorkshire apparently made and sold
mineral water as far away as Suffolk and Essex, and what the likely date of the bottle. The bottle
reported by Raymond Brooke was apparently made in Barnsley
by Redfearn Bros, and I believe I am right in saying that a glass firm with the
name Redfearn still exists.
Mallinson and Company were the Mineral Water
manufacturers in Market Place, Halesworth. (Kelly's 1892).
The town's water
supply was from private and public wells. I would imagine that the Local
History Recorder at the Halesworth Museum might be able to
help on this one. As beer was often thought healthier than water - due to the
fact it had been through several processes and had to be cleaner than the water
supply. It was not uncommon to have such works in small market towns -
especially during the Temperance era.