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Bottle - Milk, Glass, Producers Dairying Co, Melbourne, circa 1880 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.
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Tagged with:||bottles, milk bottle|
|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)|
|Specific Activity:||CONTAINERS FOR STORING OR TRANSPORTING FOOD|
|Lot Area Unit:||83A/83B/7/102|
|Inscriptions:||Inscription on one side: THIS BOTTLE CONTAINS/ MILK/ BOTTLED FOR SALE BY; PRODUCERS DAIRYING Co/ RICHMOND; PHONE/ J 1581|
|Manufacturer:||Producers Dairying Co|