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Ginger beer bottle - SS Gairsoppa

The Postal Museum1940

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

This is one of over 100 green and brown beer bottles recovered from the SS Gairsoppa. Designed for export, the bottles had thicker glass to maintain the fermenting contents and survive mass handling on the journey. These bottles were probably being returned to Britain empty for recycling as glass was in low supply during the war.

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  • Title: Ginger beer bottle - SS Gairsoppa
  • Creator: The Postal Museum
  • Date Created: 1940
  • Rights: Photo copyright held by The Postal Museum

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