Syphon, Soda

A pyramid shaped 30 ounce blue glass soda syphon. " JAMES PAUL / NEW PLYMOUTH / REGISTERED / TRADE MARK " is etched on the glass together with a decorative circular border. " JP " is featured in interlinked letters at the centre of the design. " BRITISH SYPHON CO LONDON / REG NO 625 "is etched in small letters below this design. The plated metal top is marked " JAMES PAUL / NEW PLYMOUTH " and a barely visible impression of the British Syphon Manufacturing Company.
See full details

Object detail

Production role
Credit line
This bottle was part of a collection amassed by Brian Bridgeman, a Taranaki butcher and metal worker. Over a thirty-year collecting career Bridgeman became something of a legend for his comprehensive collection of New Plymouth-related bottles, many of which he dug up himself. Collectors around the country would come calling for advice, to trade or to glimpse parts of his collection. Bridgeman died in 1991 much of his treasured New Plymouth collection was placed on loan at Taranaki Museum. His family was keen to keep the 228 bottles, many of which were rare and irreplaceable, together and in May 2011 Puke Ariki purchased the collection. For more information see Bottled History: The Brian Bridgeman Bottle Collection in Moffat, A. Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki. Wellington, Huia, 2012, pp.169-174. 
Accession number
Collection type


Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.