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Bottle - Soda, Glass, circa 1870-1890 Reg. No: LL 071545
- This light green soda bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It is a Hamilton patent bottle which was manufactured using a two piece mould.
Alcohol and Drinking.
There were 15 hotels at Little Lon in 1900. The profusion of beer, wine and spirit bottles revealed in excavations at Little Lon confirms that immense quantities of liquor were consumed. Were the drinkers mainly residents or visitors to Little Lon? Unearthed in the former yard of a 'high-class' brothel was a mass of French wine and champagne bottles. Reformers identified alcohol as a major social problem - 'the cause of crime, disease, insanity, marriage breakdown, poverty'.
- Glass bottle, light green colour. 2 piece mould, blobb top lip, tapering neck, egg-shaped body (pointy base), basal profile-convex. Embossed oval on opposing sides of body. Width 80mm, length 218mm. Hamilton patent bottle.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||70 mm (Width), 225 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||bottles, making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Activity:||container - aerated/soda water|
|Trench Unit Number:||27/22/02|