Of the Green Family from Harpole, Northamptonshire their Ancestors and Relatives

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Bottle Bank

When I was a child the bottles we got our 'pop' in had a 3d deposit on them. Does anyone know when this system stopped. Perhaps it could be reintroduced.
Collecting bottles used to be a good way of supplementing ones pocket money.
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Principles of Design in Glass by Christopher Dresser

Principles of Design. - XXIV.By Christopher Dresser, PH.D., F.L.S., ETC. - Glass - from Cassell's Technical Educator.When speaking of earthenware, I insisted upon the desirability of using every material in the easiest and most natural manner, and I illustrated my meaning by saying that glass had a molten condition as well as a solid state, and that while in the molten condition it can be "blown" into forms of exquisite beauty. Glass-blowing is an operation of skill, and an operation in which natural laws come to our aid, and I cannot too strongly repeat my statement that every material should be "worked" in the most simple and befitting manner; and I think that our consideration of the formation of glass vessels will render the reasonableness of my demand apparent.
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