Bullet stopper. Standing 9 and 1/4' tall, this bottle is embossed "E R Jones & Sons E U R Jones Bootle 52 Derby Road on the front. The reverse is embossed with "Cannington shaw and Co Makers St. Helens." The bullet stoppers pre date the Codds. They used a wooden stopper and rubber washer to seal the bottles. Considered unsanitary as the stopper was hard to sterilize and was reused each time the bottle was filled. Production stopped right after the introduction of the Codds. Ca: late 1800's.
Photos and info courtesy of xsellr8(David). Much thanks.