Sparklets Collectors Guide code: SPG/P01-WK
Item name: Aerating Bottle (Pattern No. 22)
Detail: Glass bottle with cane covering
Markings: ‘By Royal Letters Patent No.2’ on collar. May also say ‘By Royal Letters Patent No.5’
Notes: This was the first style of aerating bottle and was sold as a “special bottle” to “aerate water and other liquids”.
Made by Aerators Ltd, it was aerated by ‘carbonic acid gas’ from the Sparklet capsule. Instructions state that cold tea, still wine, and milk could all be aerated in the bottle.
There were different variations of the bottle shape produced. Hard to find today. The price quoted is for a good example with a good original box.
Cost 4/6 in 1888, which adjusted for inflation is approx. £25 in 2015.