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Bottle - Soda, Glass, J. Schweppes & Co, London, circa 1840-1860 Reg. No: LL 074851
- This pale green glass Hamilton bomb patent bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured in London, England by J. Schweppes and Co.
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'.
- Pale green Hamilton bomb patent glass bottle. Cork & wire closure, with 2- part finish. Lip is moulded with blob top. Tapered neck with egg-shaped body. Pointed base, convex basal profile. Embossed lettering on body reads 'J. SCHWEPPES & CO SIBERNERS STREET OXFORD STREET GENUINE SUPERIOR AERATED WATERS'.
Mnaufacturer: J. Schweppes & Co. (Hamilton Bomb patent), c. 1840 - 1860, London, Britain
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||70 mm (Width), 210 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Width = Diameter|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Activity:||Container - aerated water|
|Trench Unit Number:||57/13/103|
|Inscriptions:||Embossed lettering on body reads 'J. SCHWEPPES & CO. SIBERNERS STREET OXFORD STREET GENUINE SUPERIOR AERATED WATERS'|
|Manufacturer:||J Schweppes, circa 1840 - 1860|