A Few Notes on French-Made Perrier Bottles

 In this collection from False Creek that I've been studying, I've noticed a couple of things about French-made bottles.

It appears that the French didn't like to have mould seams on their bottles. There is evidence on at least some of them that they either used turn moulds or they heat-treated their bottles after they were made to remove the seams. This is only an hypothesis. And as of yet I have no proof.

But here is a Perrier bottle. Perrier in 1910 got Owens Machines with which to make their bottles. The feathered scar on the bottom is the telling characteristic of Owens machines.


This bottle is also from Perrier, but my hypothesis is that it looks like heat-treated may have been applied after production to remove mould seams and blur the feathered Owens scar. The Owens scar is maybe a bit of a stretch, but the mould seams definitely look like they've been mostly obliterated.


bottle base showing feathered scar dulled by heat treating

bottle showing seams that look like they've been dulled by heat treating


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