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Betts ginger beers from Swansea

Posted By Betts 12/23/2017 2:42:53 PM
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 Posted 12/23/2017 2:42:53 PM
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The mineral water firm was founded by John Betts, back in 1851and was one of Swansea's biggest retailers. Betts himself died in 1876, but the name carried on until 1937, when the Betts Mineral Water Works were finally sold and in the 86 years that they traded, they produced a wide variety of gingers, early minerals, codds and other glass bottles, making them a very interesting collecting line.

After 1898, Betts very helpfully stamped the date on the bottom of their stone gingers and over the years, I have been trying to find as many different dates as possible ( see picture )



The dates that I am missing are; 1905, 1906, 1907, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928 and 1930.

I have seen bottles with 1906, 1907, 1920 and 1925 ( and I'm still after them if anyone has any of them spare ), but would love to know whether anyone has seen bottles, or got them in their collections with these missing dates on them.

http://www.bottledigging.org.uk/forum/Uploads/Images/945a56a3-c4fd-496f-96db-51b2.jpghttp://www.bottledigging.org.uk/forum/Uploads/Images/4424635b-88c5-4edc-a085-25e9.jpghttp://www.bottledigging.org.uk/forum/Uploads/Images/f52a2d1b-415e-4119-a464-04f0.jpghttp://www.bottledigging.org.uk/forum/Uploads/Images/5193abd8-2327-456c-af19-23e5.jpghttp://www.bottledigging.org.uk/forum/Uploads/Images/832b2b17-c1f5-45b5-950c-30d4.jpg


Wanted Aberavon/Port Talbot and Afan valley bottles. Swansea, Maesteg and Briton Ferry Ginger Beers.


Any Wilfred Andrews, Winchester and Andover bottles.


Any XLCR Pure Water Company, Eastleigh bottles

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 Posted 12/23/2017 6:14:31 PM
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A superb company to collect on its own Andy and they look really good :cool: I like the glass too butty and I recently saw a picture of a 10oz Acme/reliance codd from Betts. It resides in my cousin's house in my village. :blink:

http://www.bottledigging.org.uk/forum/Uploads/Images/2e09089c-b129-46b1-a5cf-16d9.jpg

Dedicated to Neath area bottles, flagons etc.



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 Posted 12/23/2017 6:33:53 PM
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Now that is dedication to one company, its a joy to see them together:).


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 Posted 12/23/2017 7:55:15 PM
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Superb collection Andy and a great company to collect bottles from, I’ll keep a look out for the ones your after ;)
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 Posted 12/27/2017 12:44:14 AM
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Here are some of the dates you were looking for photos of;

http://www.bottledigging.org.uk/forum/Uploads/Images/ad67d36e-5e52-4873-80fb-b30c.JPG


Swansea and Llanelli ginger beers wanted.
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Swansea and Llanelli ginger beers wanted.
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 Posted 12/27/2017 12:45:49 AM
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Swansea and Llanelli ginger beers wanted.
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 Posted 12/27/2017 12:46:24 AM
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Swansea and Llanelli ginger beers wanted.
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 Posted 12/27/2017 10:20:53 AM
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Thanks very much for that.

I would be fascinated to know if any of the other dates exist.


Wanted Aberavon/Port Talbot and Afan valley bottles. Swansea, Maesteg and Briton Ferry Ginger Beers.


Any Wilfred Andrews, Winchester and Andover bottles.


Any XLCR Pure Water Company, Eastleigh bottles

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 Posted 12/31/2017 1:26:11 PM
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Managed to get hold of 1907.:cool:



http://www.bottledigging.org.uk/forum/Uploads/Images/c94dba71-f9dc-441d-a711-ca07.jpg

Wanted Aberavon/Port Talbot and Afan valley bottles. Swansea, Maesteg and Briton Ferry Ginger Beers.


Any Wilfred Andrews, Winchester and Andover bottles.


Any XLCR Pure Water Company, Eastleigh bottles


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