Bottle - Soft Drink, Glass, GH Elliott, Carlton, Victoria, 1867-1945 Archaeology Reg. No: HA 731

GH Elliott moved to 160 Queens St, Carlton in 1867 and then to 25 Rathdowne St, Carlton in 1871. He remained here until circa 1945. The large 'E' trademark was applied for in October 1910 but may have been used before this time.
One base and body of a light green glass soft drink bottle. The bottle bas been made in a 2-piece mould with a separate base plate. Maker's mark of GH Elliott Carlton (1867 - 1945) includes a large 'E' and 'Trademark' suggesting the bottle was manufactured after 1910.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants, 2009
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical

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Tagged with: world heritage, royal exhibition building, archaeology, food beverages, bottles
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: Beverage storage
Specific Activity: Bottle
Trench Unit Number: I14
Manufacturer: GH Elliott, 1867-1945
References: Arnold 1997: 68
  1. [Book], Ken Arnold, Bottle Collectors Guide: Identification and Valuation Guide, Crown Castleton Publishers, Golden Square, 1997, 1997, 68 Pages


Adam Elliott Posted on 10 Feb 2011 4:23 PM
You have mis-spelled Elliott in the banner and item description and narrative. The correct spelling is G H Elliott. G H Elliott was my great great Grandfather.
Discovery Centre Posted on 13 Feb 2011 2:58 PM
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Christopher Pound Posted on 18 Sep 2011 4:47 PM
G H Elliott, sodawater and cordial manufacturer, established his business at 160 Queen St Melbourne and in 1871 "removed to his new premises, 25 Rathdowne Street, Carlton" (Argus 31 Oct 1871, Notice of Removal).
Note: Queen Street not Queens Street.
Mike Posted on 21 Jan 2013 9:31 AM
Hi. I was clearing out my mother's garage and came across quite a number of the bottles described above, all in tact (without lids). If anyone has any idea if they have any value (financial or historical), please let me know. My mum was about the throw them all out in the recycling!
Mike Posted on 21 Jan 2013 9:40 AM
Further to my previous post, I just examined one of the bottles and the inscription reads: :G H Elliott Carlton ext 1845". Includes maker's mark of a large 'E' and 'Trademark'

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