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Adelaide

Term for a wine bottle made in 1958 in Staffordshire (England) for one sherry was produced. It was 1.5 meters long and held 26 gallons Wine (around 98.5 liters) and weighed 220 pounds (~ 110 kilograms). The bottle was named after the Saxon-Meiningian princess Adelheid Amalie Luise Therese Carolin (1792-1849). In 1818, she married the British heir to the throne, William, and changed her name from Adelheid to Adelaide. In 1830 her husband became William IV (1765-1837) the new king and Queen Adelaide of Great Britain and Hanover. When the colony of South Australia was proclaimed in 1836, the new capital of the Queen of England was named in honor of Adelaide. See also under bottles and wine vessels,

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