Demijohn & Carboy Bottles

An olive green glass demijohn storage bottle

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An aqua glass demijohn bottle

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A large blown glass olive green melon form storage bottle

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A blown olive glass demijohn

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Demijohn & Carboy Bottles

Demijohns and carboys are large generic glass bottles used for both shipping and selling liquids in bulk. Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably there is a difference. Demijohns were typically used for wine and spirits while carboys were associated with corrosive liquids like acid or those related to the pharmacy and medical fields. Both types of bottles were most often encased in wicker or wood crates to protect against breakage.

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