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Low Street, early bottling plant at Gomersal's Mineral Works


Low Street, early bottling plant at Gomersal
Description:
Undated. View of an early bottling plant at Gomersall's Mineral Works in Low Street. The Mineral Water Works was founded by brothers, Audsley and Samuel Gomersal, in Low Street, off Chapel Street. The firm produced 'pop' and delivered locally using the trade name 'Magpie Minerals'. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive,

User Comments:

Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Am I correct in assuming that the bottles are being filled from underneath that large vat on the extreme left? They are then being fed into the plant in the centre, and emerging from it with tops in place. But what is happening at the machinery on the far right? A bottle has stopped, and has had some sort of peripheral device placed around its neck, and the whole thing is sitting beneath what appears to be a piston. It would be interesting to know what type of tops were being put onto these bottles. Can anyone help?

Date:
20-Jan-2014

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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