One vintage glass seltzer bottle is nice but twenty glass bottles is a cool collection of vintage finds. If you have a passion for a particular vintage artifact don’t get just one. Take any that you can find and start your own collection. Display them on a bookshelf or console to personalize your space and add charm at the same time. Some might think you’ve gone a little over board but in the end it’s what you like that matters most. A few noteworthy facts about seltzer follows.
Vintage Glass Seltzer Bottle
Seltzer, or carbonated beverages, were first introduced in France as early as 1790. But the modern day seltzer bottle was first created in 1829 when two Frenchmen patented a hollow corkscrew that could be used as a valve when inserted into a soda bottle. The valve allowed some of the contents to be poured while preventing the remaining soda from going flat. Simple idea but huge for the bottling industry. Production of seltzer bottles was extremely popular in the US during the 1920’s and 1930’s but all domestic production ceased as of 2009. The one story that I like best is the small village of Selters in Hesse, Germany with a population of only 400 people. The size of which could be considered a very large wedding reception. The village was famous for it’s natural springs of carbonated mineral water and was thus named Selters. The spelling is close enough for me. Time to get another bottle.