What are the parts of a bottle?

What are the parts of a bottle?

Neck: The portion of the container that is above the shoulder and below the finish. The neck is where the cross-section of the bottle grows smaller to join the finish. Finish: The top part of the container, above the neck, is shaped to accommodate a specific closure size.

What is a slug plate bottle?

Commonly called a “slug plate” by collectors, though more properly called simply a plate and bottles from this type mold referred to as having been produced in a “plate mold” (Jones & Sullivan 1989). The body morphology illustration above shows embossing within the plate section of the bottle mold.

What is a case bottle?

Case bottles were designed for easy and efficient transportation. Their square bodies with flat, rectangular sides packed neatly into wooden boxes or cases. Case bottles were common from the 1600s into the 1900s and usually held gin or other alcoholic or medicinal spirits.

What is an embossed bottle?

The embossing indicates that this has to be a molded bottle and can not be either free-blown, dip molded, or from a turn-mold.

What’s the cap of a wine bottle called?

Wine corks are stoppers created from the bark of a cork oak tree. The malleable material expands within the wine bottleneck, creating a seal. Cork seals have been topping bottles of wine since the early 1700s, which started at the same time of the proliferation of glass bottles.

What are the ridges on a bottle cap called?

A threaded metal closure begins at the top of the closure, the ridges on the metal cap are located around the top of the cap. These ridges are called knurls.

What is the top of a wine bottle called?

Capsule: a metal wrapping around the closure at the top of the bottle. It protects the cork from drying up too much and the wine from evaporating too quickly. With screwcap, well it’s more about esthetic to preserve the overall balance of the packaging.

Why are gin bottles Square?

Such bottles, originally produced with straight sides, were often filled with liquor, and at the end of the 17th century were being shipped to the American colonies from England. The square design permitted the convenient fitting of 4 to 12 bottles into a wooden packing crate.

What is a capsule in wine?

Today we are answering the common question, “What are wine bottle capsules?” Wine capsules are the protective sleeves on the neck of a wine bottle over the cork. Their main purpose is to keep rodents or insects from harming the cork while wine is stored for long periods.