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Bottle - Milk, Glass, Producers Dairying Co, Melbourne, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 48620

This clear glass milk bottle was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It was machine made by Producers Dairying Co in Richmond.

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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimension Comment: 205

More information

Tagged with: bottles, milk bottle, 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: 83A/83B/7/102
Inscriptions: Mark 332
Manufacturer: Producers Dairying Co

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