Local History Collectable Items

Mr William Willis James – Ale and Porter Bottle

Mr William Willis James – Ale and Porter Bottle Crumlin. A stoneware bottle from Mr William Willis James, Mineral Water Company, Crumlin. Made from stoneware with a cork top. Size 7″ x 3″ inches. Mr William Willis James. Mr William Willis James was born in Ebbw Vale in 1873 and later moved to Abercarn and Crumlin. In a report from ... Read More »

Mr William Willis James – Glass Bottle Crumlin

Mr William Willis James – Glass Bottle Crumlin. A glass bottle from Mr William Willis James, Mineral Water Company, Crumlin. Made from glass, moulded with an internal screw top with a vulcanite stopper. Size 8″ x 2″ 1/2″. Mr William Willis James. Mr William Willis James was born in Ebbw Vale in 1873 and later moved to Abercarn and Crumlin. ... Read More »

D. F. Pritchard – Ale and Porter Bottle

Mr D. F. Pritchard – Ale and Porter Bottle, Crumlin Brewery. As with most breweries they had quite a few different design beer bottles, I am not too sure about the bottle designs of Mr Pritchard’s Brewery though know that he had various stoneware bottles and a few glass bottles such as brown coloured flagons with the internal screw tops. ... Read More »

D. F. Pritchard – Ale and Porter Bottle

Mr D. F. Pritchard – Ale and Porter Bottle, Crumlin Brewery. As with most breweries they had quite a few different design beer bottles, I am not too sure about the bottle designs of Mr Pritchard’s Brewery though know that he had various stoneware bottles and a few glass bottles such as brown coloured flagons with the internal screw tops. ... Read More »

Nantyglo – Ornamental Plate

Nantyglo – Ornamental Plate. This small ornamental plate has a pierced outer rim, finished in gold and also has a coloured transfer print of three Welsh ladies having tea. Written in gold below are the words “A present from Nantyglo”. Made from porcelain. Size 6″ inches in diameter.  Read More »

Webb’s Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle

Webb’s Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle. Messrs Webb’s Aberbeeg Ltd, Brewers, Wine and Spirit Merchants, Aberbeeg. circa 1915. Size 12″ x 7″ inches. Capacity 1 gallon. Made for Messrs Webb by Messrs Hunt of Liverpool.  Webb’s Brewery Aberbeeg. In 1839 Mr William Webb leased the old brewery at Aberbeeg from Mr David Phillips for a period of 63 years at £51. ... Read More »

Webb’s Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle

Webb’s Aberbeeg – Stoneware Bottle. Messrs J. R. & T. A. Webb, Spirit Merchant, Aberbeeg, Nr Newport. circa 1900. Size 13″ x 7″ inches. Capacity 1 gallon. Made for Messrs Webb by Messrs Price of Bristol.  Webb’s Brewery Aberbeeg. In 1839 Mr William Webb leased the old brewery at Aberbeeg from Mr David Phillips for a period of 63 years ... Read More »

Mr Frederick Kiff – Aerated Water Manufacturer, Nantyglo

Mr F. Kiff – Aerated Mineral Water Bottle – Nantyglo. A Frederick Kiff, green glass Aerated Mineral Water Bottle. Made from glass. Size 9″ x 2 1/2″ inches. This type of bottle is known as a bullet top stopper and dated to 1890. Mr Frederick Kiff – Aerated Mineral Water Manufacturer of Nantyglo. Mr Frederick Kiff was born in 1861 at ... Read More »

Mr Lewis Viaduct Hotel – Crumlin

Lewis Viaduct Hotel Bottle. A green glass bottle with the original vulcanite stopper, the bottle is embossed with Lewis, Viaduct Hotel, Crumlin. The stopper is embossed with Viaduct Hotel, Crumlin. This type of bottle was first designed in the 1870’s and patented in 1880. Size of the bottle 11″ x 3″ inches.  As the bottle manufacturers didn’t mould the first ... Read More »

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