This light green soda bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It is a Hamilton patent bottle which was manufactured using a two piece mould.

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'.

Physical Description

This is a light green glass bottle which has blobb top lip with a tapering neck and an egg-shaped body with a pointy base. The basal profile is convex and on each side of the body there is a large embossed oval.

Physical Description

Glass bottle, light green colour. 2 piece mould, blobb top lip, tapering neck, egg-shaped body (pointy base), basal profile-convex. Embossed oval on opposing sides of body. Width 80mm, length 218mm. Hamilton patent bottle.

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