This glass salad oil bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured using a two-piece mould with separate base part in England between 1850 - 1880.

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.

Physical Description

This is a light green glass bottle. It has a two piece finish with a flattened laid on ring with flattened lip. It possibly had cork and wire type closure. It has a narrow tapering neck with sloping shoulder and a fluted body. It has a slightly concave basal. c.1850-1880 England.

Physical Description

2 piece mould with separate base part, 2 piece finish, applied v-shaped string rim with flared lip. Narrow tapering neck, sloping shoulder, and slightly concave basal profile. Fluted body.

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