Upright Hutchinson Bottling Machines
Just as they had done while
cork bottling, some of the smaller-sized bottlers utilizing Hutchinson’s Patent Spring Stoppers opted for
less expensive, upright bottling machines because they required less
space than conventional bottling tables.
Examples of two such machines follow (see the
Pre-Hutchinson Era Soft Drink Bottling material for additional
information about upright bottling machines):
James W. Tufts’ 1888
The Manufacture & Bottling
of Carbonated Beverages advertised:
Improved Bottling Machine No. 2.
FOR USE WITH MILLER, KLEE, OR
This machine is especially designed for bottlers who use the Miller,
Klee, or Hutchinson stoppers.
It is made especially strong so that it cannot get out of order
through proper usage, and is arranged for the most rapid working.
It is furnished with a block which placed on platform or bottle
rest adapts it to different size bottles.
It has every appliance for safety and convenience.
of the safety shield surrounding the bottle being filled in this
illustration reads “J. W. TUFTS / MAKER /
/ MASS.” Note the
bottle peeking out the top of the shield and a Hutchinson Patent Spring
Stopper attached to the hook in the
Hutchinson’s Bottling Attachment.
Another very similar upright bottling machine was
advertised in W. H. Hutchinson and Son’s 1908
as “Hutchinson’s New Style Bottling Stand, Price complete $20.00
Including attachment.” That
seems like quite a bargain, consider they were selling
Hutchinson’s Bottling Attachments for $10.00