I have fond memories of childhood summer days slaked by the mere sight of the Codd soda bottle – named after its British inventor Hiram Codd. In Goa we knew it as “Guddechi baatli” and possession of the embedded “goddo” (the glass marble) gave many a young brat not inconsiderable bragging rights.
Today the Codd bottle is on the verge of retirement. Khandelwal Glass Works in India and another company in Japan are believed to be the last two surviving manufacturers of this relic.
Sightings of the Codd bottle have now become scarce in Panjim. I managed to wangle a sample from the Mohan Cold Drink House in Cortin. However, the traditional wooden opener was not to be found. You may remember the ‘experts’ in the art of opening this bottle – they could lengthen the duration of the hiss by controlling the pressure on the marble as it dislodged.
For a historical perspective on soda bottles, see this.
Is this bottle of Soda still Portuguese?
Previous to 1961?
thank u for sharing information about codd neck bottle.Actually Khandelwal Glass Works provide complete solution in helping you set up the Victory Codd bottle and the filling unit.
We are the Soul Manufacturer & Exporter for the Codd Soda Empty Glass Bottles in the world situated in Firozabad near Agra.
We look forward to fulfill all requirements for the same and join hands to promote this Authentic taste of delicacy Drink to the world.
Please feel free to contact us for any related queries.
do you have access to old manual codd bottling machines,thankyou
We are a small company in Italy and provide soft drinks and liqueurs.
I want to buy from them “Codd bottles”. For the beginning and only to try, just a small amount. Maybe ca 100 pieces.
The bottles should be as small as possible. 4 oz would be ideal. But no more than 6 oz.
In addition, we are interested in the “Three Codd bottles filling machine”. (The Blue Machine from the youtube video)
Make an offer, please. All together and also separately for bottles and machine. Including shipping.
Alpen High Seppila
I’m looking for codd bottle filling machine. Can you provide some info
I want your contact number..
Can you delivere in gujrat.,?
We have started the production for Codd Soda Empty Glass bottle in a full fledged manner. Please, free to contact us who ever want the same.
Is there any place in Goa which still serves this? I want to do a full installation of this in a project.
Have you got more Infos about these codd bottles? Where are you from? I am into a Project concerning codd bottles. maybe we can get in contact. Greeting from Austria, Martin
You have some awesome photos of people going about their daily lives. And the church photo with the sunset in the background .. wow!
I am reminded of my misspent youth – guzzling kOli soda (kOli in Tamil = marble in English). Once, my father took me along to Madurai and the trip highlights included a bottle of the famed Madurai MAppiLLai Vinayakar kOli soda. I assumed the company no longer exists. However, see,
p.s. As late as in the 80’s kOli soda used to be served as refreshment during Carnatic music concerts – on stage (for the accompanists, usually – no vocalist would dare to drink this stuff during the concert). It was common practice in small budget sabhas and in temple concerts.
Nostalgia indeed. I have saved a bottle in my small collection of antiques. I dont know how old the bottle is, but it evokes
pleasant memories of by-gone days.