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Bottle - Milk, Glass, Amalgamated Dairies Pty Ltd, Melbourne, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 47442

Summary:
This clear glass milk bottle was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It was machine made by Amalgamated Dairies Pty Ltd, located in North Melbourne.

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.
Description:
1/2 AN IMPERIAL PINT
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimension Comment: 145

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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
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: food storage
Specific Activity: bottle
Lot Area Unit: 43/8/46
Inscriptions: Mark 330
Inscription on other side: BOTTLE ALWAYS REMAINS/ THE PROPERTY OF THE/ AMALGAMATED DAIRIES PTY LTD/ CANNOT BE LEGALLY USED/ OR SOLD BY OTHERS/ 1/2 IMPERIAL PINT
Manufacturer: Amalgamated Dairies Pty Ltd

Comments

Wendy Wright Posted on 30 Dec 2009 7:36 PM
When were milk bottles fased out of the general use in favour of plastic and cartons.
danny reynolds Posted on 25 May 2010 8:12 AM
Hi i have one of these bottles in excellent condition. it has F3413 and F3498 written on it.Do you know where i might get it evaluated.I also have an Edithvale pure milk supply one pint bottle number 507.Also Parkers dairy Mordialloc 1 pint number 444.And an M.B.R 18 market st Melbourne with the letter M on bottom,so would love to know values and collectors
Discovery Centre Posted on 25 May 2010 12:20 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Danny - For a list of valuers approved by the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, see their website at http://www.arts.gov.au/tax_incentives/cgp

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