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Arranged in broad sections encompassing like types of closures such as cork-sealed, Codd bottles, internally stoppered bottles with and without interactive fittings, ledge-mouth bottles and closures, long-plug bottles and closures, spring and spindle internal stoppers, swing type and Lightning closures, internal cap and plug stoppers, external and

internal screw-thread bottles and stoppers, and

external caps, the book details some 2,500 patents and

is richly illustrated with over 4,925 bottle photographs,

patent drawings and historical images accompanied by

descriptive text.

The book is 624 pages, lavishly presented in full-colour

throughout with a hard cover. 310mm x 220mm.

$150 plus $20 postage in Australia

Overseas: AUD$150 plus applicable postage.

AUD $55 packaging & postage to: New Zealand

AUD $95 packaging & postage to: UK & Europe, USA & Canada.

For P&P to other countries or for insurance, please email by clicking the ABOUT in the menu above left. Service is via ordinary air mail.



Please use 'Friends or Family' option for payment.


A baby boomer born in Sydney, David Jones was an art director and partner in an award-winning Sydney advertising agency before he retired in 2002.
A collector since 1968, on retirement he had time to finish and publish in 2009 his 30-year project that became Thirsty Work: The History of the Sydney Soft Drink Industry. It has received much acclaim and was recognised by a National Trust Heritage Award for books in 2010. See below to order.
He then embarked on this project, a comprehensive and illustrated chronicle of patent closures used in the aerated water and beer industries worldwide.

David sadly died suddenly while overseas in January 2020.

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