Hutchinson Bottling Tables
The introduction of
Hutchinson’s Patent Spring Stopper necessitated
the use of a new type of bottling table.
plungers were replaced with stopper hooks, and older tables were
retrofitted with Hutchinson
filling head attachments. Hutchinson bottling tables
were produced by many firms and although they varied in size and
complexity, the same basic principles were common to all of them.
The following Hutchinson bottling table illustration is from
the 1889 W. H. Hutchinson
& Son Manufacturers and Dealers in Bottlers Supplies
and 1910 W. H. Hutchinson
and Son Bottlers’ Supplies catalogs both contained the
bottling table illustration, although the price had dropped to $25.
The accompanying description stated:
The Table top is 2-inch oak, well seasoned and closely
joined, polished and oiled.
The uprights are steel, sliding in 6-inch guides, which are cast in one
piece with the bed plate.
In the center of the bed plate is a cup projecting down through the
table. In filling a
half-pint bottle it rests on the cover of this cup.
By removing the cover, a pint or quart bottle may be filled
without further changes.
By 1908, the W. H. Hutchinson and Son
catalog also offered these two foot-powered and belt-powered bottling
The New Star Automatic Hutchinson
It Works Satisfactorily.
Price complete, f.o.b. Pittsburg…………………………$85.00
Any of the machines can be operated by a boy.
Puts in syrup and water and pulls the stopper automatically
with one motion of the foot.
On the power automatic machine the operator has
nothing to do except to place the bottles in position and take them
off when filled.
Special information will be furnished on
application regarding any of the different styles of the above named
Star Automatic Hutchinson Bottle Filler.
W. H. HUTCHINSON & SON
No. 3 Star Automatic Bottling Table
FOR SPRING SODA STOPPERS
ARRANGED FOR POWER
The above cut represents our Single Head Star
Automatic Bottling Table arranged for power.
This machine does all the work automatically; puts
in the syrup and water and pulls the stopper without using the hands
The snifting is done by hand because of the gain
The machine fills 15 bottles per minute of all
kinds of goods. It will
keep this up all day long if the syrup and water supply are kept up.
The hands are free to handle the bottles.
No more back breaking labor pushing a treadle.
Only one man required to operate this machine to
its full capacity.
A boy can run it as well as a man.
No syrup or water is used unless a bottle is under
the filler head.