Welcome to Wrexham Antique Bottles! The aim of this site is to serve as a historical archive of Wrexham's antique bottles from an time when local businesses and trades were at the very heart of the town, a time when Wrexham was known for it's far-famed ales and had seen international success with its aerated mineral water beverages. The period covered by this archive generally spans from the mid-19th century, into the first quarter of the 20th century, predominantly the Victorian/Edwardian era, with a focus on mouth-blown bottles. The 1920's gave rise to more modern production methods in the manufacture of glass bottles, with manual work being replaced by automated machine processes. In general, machine-made glass is not represented on the site.
The site is mostly comprised of bottles I've photographed myself, which spans across several collections, as well as my own. I welcome anyone to get in touch with me if you have any old bottles that I could take a look at, with hope to add something new to the photo archive, and perhaps my personal collection.
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