Bottle FAQs:

Q: Is a bottle a rigid container with a neck that is narrower than the body and a mouth?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a bottle an important development in the history of wine?

A: Yes, and because, when combined with a high-quality stopper such as a cork, it allowed long-term aging of wine.

Q: Is a bottle roughly straight sided with a curved "shoulder" that is useful for catching sediment and is also the easiest to stack?

A: Yes.

Q: Were bottles regularly produced for many decades?

A: Yes, but gradually declined in usage.

Q: Was a bottle designed and manufactured to enclose a marble and a rubber washer/gasket in the neck?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bottles typically used to store liquids such as water?

A: Yes, and soft drinks, motor oil, cooking oil, medicine, shampoo, milk, and ink.

Q: Are bottles often made of glass?

A: Yes, and clay, plastic, aluminium or other impervious materials, and typically used to store liquids such as water, milk, soft drinks, beer, wine, cooking oil, medicine, shampoo, ink, and chemicals.

Q: Were bottles filled upside down?

A: Yes, and pressure of the gas in the bottle forced the marble against the washer, sealing in the carbonation.

Q: Was a bottle pinched into a special shape?

A: Yes, as can be seen in the photo to the left, to provide a chamber into which the marble was pushed to open the bottle.

Q: Are bottles often recycled according to the SPI recycling code for the material?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bottle termed an external bottle cap?

A: Yes, and closure, or internal stopper.