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Key - Bronze, circa 1880 (Incomplete) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 36042

Summary:
This key was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It would have been used to open a valve, such as on a gas lamp.

Homewares.
Numerous crockery pieces were found all over the Little Lon site. Crockery gives us a glimpse of everyday life in Melbourne in the 1880s. In the houses around Little Lon, residents used decorated crockery. Most pieces were cheap earthenware or stoneware, yet provided colour and cheer. Only a few could afford to buy matching sets, and most china was probably acquired second-hand. Some were once expensive pieces. Householders mixed and matched their crockery from the great range of mass-produced designs available. 'Blue and white' and the 'willow' pattern, was the most popular choice and was produced by English potteries from 1790.
Description:
ORNATE TURN KEY - PROBABLY TO OPEN A VALVE OF SOME KIND (GAS LAMP?)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 19.00 mm (Height), 29.00 mm (Width), 55.00 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation.

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Tagged with: 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
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: unidentified
Specific Activity: unidentified
Lot Area Unit: 26/1/178

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