Bottles, Glasses & Barrels

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Pub Beer Mugs and Glasses

An interesting history of the development of beer drinking “vessels” from stoneware, via mochaware to pewter and finally to glass. Supporting chapters on the pint, weights & measures regulations an...

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Coopers and Coopering

A well illustrated brief history of coopering and outline of the coopers craft – the materials, tools and processes; then a survey of the various types of cooper – village, city, naval & maritime etc...

Formen deutscher Bierflaschen in Wandel der Zeit.

[in German] The Changing Pattern of German Beer Bottles... A thorough reference book to the styles & varieties of old German beer bottles – detailed drawings....

English Drinking Glasses, 1675-1825

The discovery of the lead-glass formula in 1675 transformed the English glass industry, making possible the production of quality drinking glasses that had previously been imported from the continent....