Ginger Beer (Groves & Leigh)

Below is a catalog of recorded Ginger Beer stoneware bottles bearing the Groves & Whitnall or Leigh & Co name, we try to update this as often as possible but there is always something new out there, If you have a bottle not shown here we would like to hear from you and would love to add a photo of your bottle to our online catalog of known company bottle variations. Click on an image to view a larger version (Opens New Browser Window)

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Groves Whitnall Salford Globe TM Ginger Beer

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The Globe trade mark stone ginger beer is one of the first to use the Groves Whitnall name, its basically an adaption of the Leigh & Co variation made sometime after Leigh were absorbed into the bigger company in 1899, using a cork enclosure these were only used for a relatively short period these don't turn up as often as the Leigh examples. Photo From The Globe Works Collection

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Groves Whitnall Manchester Arrow TM Ginger Beer

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The arrow in hand trade mark stoneware ginger beer bottle by Groves & Whitnall stating the city of Manchester rather than Salford was the bottle used before they became fully integrated with Leigh & Co, these are quite a rarity compared to other stoneware bottles from the company, these also used a cork enclosure, there is also a near identical example using the J Cronshaw name. Photo From The Globe Works Collection

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Groves Whitnall Salford Ginger Beer (Cork Closure)

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The non pictorial Groves & Whitnall stone ginger beer was the most widely used and mass produced of this type of stoneware bottle from the company and are found in large numbers using both cork and internal screw stoppers as shown below. Photo From The Globe Works Collection

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Groves Whitnall Salford Ginger Beer (Internal Screw)

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The non pictorial Groves & Whitnall stone ginger beer was the most widely used and mass produced of this type of stoneware bottle from the company and  are found in large numbers using both internal screw and  Cork stoppers as shown above, the internal screw variation also carried the words "Please Replace Stopper" Photo From The Globe Works Collection

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Groves Whitnall Salford Honey Glaze Ginger Beer

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This golden honey glaze variation of the Groves & Whitnall stone ginger beer is a very rare example and I have only ever seen a few examples myself, it used the cork enclosure. Photo From The Globe Works Collection

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Leigh & Co Salford Globe Ginger Beer

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The Globe trade mark stone ginger beer from Leigh & Co is one of the most common stoneware bottles to carry the Leigh name, after Leigh was absorbed into the bigger company of Groves & Whitnall variation appeared carrying the Groves & Whitnall name. Photo From The Globe Works Collection

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Leigh & Co White Incised Ginger Beer

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This is an early white glazed incised stone ginger beer bottle from Leigh & Co dating to around 1880, before the introduction of printing on stoneware bottles the company name was impressed into the clay just before firing the glaze, the shape of this particular bottle has resemblance to an earlier Porter bottle rather than a ginger beer. Photo From The Globe Works Collection

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Leigh & Co Brown Incised Ginger Beer

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This early brown glazed incised stone ginger beer bottle from Leigh & Co dating to around 1880, before the introduction of printing on stoneware bottles the company name was impressed into the clay just before firing the glaze, unlike the white example this is more of the standard ginger beer bottle shape.

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Leigh & Co Blackpool Ginger Beer

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This Blackpool variation of the Leigh & Co stone ginger beer is a very rare bottle and I have only ever seen 3 examples myself, it comes with a cream glazed body bearing the Globe trade mark with a brown glazed top and used the internal screw closure.

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Leigh & Co Blue Print Early Ginger Beer

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This rare blue printed early 1880 variation of the Leigh & Co ginger beer bottle, not one that's seen very often, printed in a crude manor in blue ink with the Globe trade mark and stating "Mineral Waters" rather than Ginger Beer.

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