Lowcock’s Lemonade – Bottles

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Thanks for visiting the Lowcock’s Lemonade Bottles memorabilia page. I am NOT affiliated with Lowcock’s Lemonade in any past, present or future capacity.  I just share the same name. If you’re interested in the Lowcock surname you can read up Lowcock Genealogy and about me here.

This Lowcock’s Lemonade Bottles page includes photos of various vintages of Lowcock’s Lemonade bottles from originals that required a deposit to the bottles that were used during the brief re-launch.

If you want to share photos, please contact me.  I always try and give credit to the original source material.

The first photo is the best photo of a Lowcock’s Lemonade Bottle. It was taken by Christine, whose colleague found the bottle in the village of Danby Wiske Nr Northallerton, buried in the undergrowth in a field. As you can see, the bottle has been cleaned. They were also kind enough to let me know the bottle stands at 8.5″ tall and the stopper isn’t the original. The words Lowcock and Middlesbrough can clearly be made out on the side.

Lowcock's Lemonade Bottle - Glass

The photo below is a buried bottle that hasn’t been cleaned  (hence the dirt). You can see the name Lowcock embossed on the side. Photo courtesy Tees Valley Museums. Interesting aside, the Tees is the name of the river that runs through that part of the Northeast. The towns on either side of it are what make the area known as Teesside (Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, and Darlington).

Lowcock Glass Bottle - Old

I am not sure of the vintage of this bottle. According to an old eBay listing, the bottle is ceramic and measures 8″ high and 2 3/4″ wide. The bottle references Lowcock & Co, Fermented Ginger Beer. It has an address of Oxford Road, West Hartlepool.

Lowcock Ginger Beer Bottle

This next bottle turned up on an eBay listing (no, I don’t own it). It’s a different vintage from the others but does include (and feature) a reusable Lowcock Bottle Top. I only have zoomed in images so you can see the detail, click to expand the thumbnail.

Lowcock Lemonade Bottle 2/2

And here’s the bottle stop.

Lowcock Bottle StopThanks to Avis Carter, I have a photo of a whole shelf of (empty) Lowcock’s Lemonade bottles. Avis’ late father used them for home brew and the bottles are in excellent condition. Of note, one of them still has the original Lowcock’s Lemonade label.

Lowcock's Lemonade Shelf of Bottles

The photo below is not one of the original bottles, but it is definitely not the re-launch version of the bottle (2006 relaunch bottles were plastic). The image below is as I found it, which is a shame – because it looks like a Lowcock’s Lemonade ad is in the background (you can make out labels of other flavors).

Lowcock's Lemonade Bottle

I wasn’t sure where to put this photo, it’s dated April 1990 and comes from Teeside LIve (the local paper in the area). The photo (click to expand) is of John Lowcock and Gayle Gerrard at the Lowcock Lemonade factory.  The news story was about potential tours of the Lowcock Lemonade factory.

Lowcock Lemonade Factory - 1990

From the 2006 relaunch, here’s a photo of the bottles. A little hard to see, but the bottles do say Established 1880.

Lowcock's Lemonade Flavors

The following picture is a bit more random. BeSpoke Tyre and Autocare in the UK took over the Lowcock’s Lemonade factory (probably the re-launch factory, as their address is Derwent St, Middlesbrough) and shared the following “treasure” on Facebook. This includes a (partial photo) of a bottle of  Dandelion and Burdock.

Lowcock's Dandelion & BurdockI often get asked for a bottle or crate of Lowcock’s Lemonade. Courtesy of a (now offline) eBay listing, I found a photo of one of the (original) Lowcock’s Lemonade crates.

 

How does one go about opening Lowcock’s Lemonade bottles? Well with the Lowcock’s Bottle Opener of course. This bottle opener was listed on eBay. The front of the bottle opener states “Lowcock” and the reverse states “Middlesbrough”. According to the listing, the opener is about 10cm long and had the registration number 702661. This is the patent number for the design, known as a “Crown Cap” and dates the opener at around 1924 and is common for bottle openers of that period.

Lowcock Bottle Opener

 

Please take the time to visit the pages of other Lowcock’s Lemonade memorabilia.

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If you have any photos of Lowcock Lemonade items that you are happy for me to post on this page, please let me know.

Friendly Reminder

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet Archive, I am able to share some photos/images from Lowcock’s Lemonade. Again, I need to stress I am not affiliated or associated and I believe you cannot buy Lowcock’s Lemonade. Simply sharing the information as I get regular inquiries about Lowcock’s Lemonade.

I am interested in Lowcock’s Lemonade collectibles, old bottles, etc. purely because it features my surname. If you have Lowcock’s Lemonade collectible items you no longer want and wish to donate (or have the photo put on this page), please do contact me. Keep in mind I am not an heir any Lowcock Lemonade fortune, so donations are preferred.

Reminder, please don’t ask for the products, I genuinely can’t help you. Sorry.

Lowcock Family History

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Last Updated: Last updated: October 10, 2018 at 21:55 pm