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Bottle - Salad Oil, Glass, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 072247

This light green salad oil bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured using a two piece mould.

Food and eating.
Kitchen facilities in the homes of Little Lon were rudimentary. Few people had ovens or ice chests, so perishable foods were bought fresh daily. Most meals were fried or boiled over an open fire. Families with limited facilities would take their Sunday roasts to a nearby bakery for cooking. Even the poorest residents of Little Lon seem to have eaten a considerable amount of meat. Mutton, beef, rabbit and pork came from the Eastern Market in Bourke Street. Oysters and fish were sold from barrows in Flinders Street. Fresh fruit and vegetables were hawked on the streets by Chinese and Italian vendors.
Light green glass salad oil bottle. 2 piece vertical mould. 2 part finish with flattened lip. Cylindrical neck with ring at bottom, long sloped down, fluted shoulders. Circular body horizontal, tapered body vertical. Abrupt heel with flat resting point, circular shaped, shallow concave basal profile. Base diameter 57mm, height 270mm.
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 272 mm (Height), 58 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Width = Diameter

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Tagged with: bottles
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Activity: Container, food, salad oil
Trench Unit Number: 19/45/11
Manufacturer: 1850s

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