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This is a String Rim

Prior to improved glass blowing and bottle making techniques in the 17th century, most bottles were sealed with pieces of wood that were strapped or lashed in place with string, twine or leather straps. A String Rim was a thick band of glass on the upper neck of a bottle around which the strap was secured.

Today a much smaller version the String Rim still exists on wine bottles as a holdover from the early days. It only has real value in modern times in the bottling of sparkling wines where the wire hood which secures the cork is fastened around the string rim.