Summary

This wooden vesta case, for holding matches, was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003.

A pipeful of tobacco was long-lasting and its aroma disguised the stench of Melbourne's streets. The short clay pipe favoured by working men was called a 'cutty'. Being made of brittle clay, these pipes broke easily, explaining the abundance of fragments uncovered at Little Lon. Of the pipes excavated, many were decorated with slogans, patriotic symbols, even jokes and caricatures, hinting at the identities of those who smoked them.

Physical Description

This wooden vesta is small with a flat, oval shaped base. It would have had a lid.

Physical Description

FLATTISH BOX THAT HAD A LID - POSSIBLY A VESPER BOX

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