|There is some confusion over whether the Ginger Beer
that this company (Austins) made was called Galtee More or not. The
name Galtee More on the side of the bottle seems to indicate that
it was. But in 1897, a patent was granted in England which was for
a type of closure for these earthenware bottles. Prior to
this, a wiring arrangement that clipped over the neck of the
bottle kept the stopper in place but the Galtee More patent used a
hole drilled through the neck of the bottle. Apart from Austins,
other companies, such as Chippenham, Griffiths, and the Rhyl
Mineral Water company also used this type of stopper.
A company named Sullivans manufacturerd Ginger Beer in South
Africa for some time and used the Galtee More bottles. These
bottles sometimes turn up on eBay.