This salad oil bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured using a two- piece vertical mould with separate base.

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 light green glass bottle. It had a cork or cork and wire closure. It has a two part finish with a down tooled lip and a down tooled string rim. It has a tapered neck with sloped down shoulders and a straight circular body with four ribbed indentations. The basal profile is flat heel with a dome. There is a small mamelon kick up. The glass has become opalised.

Physical Description

Light green bottle. 2 piece vertical mould with separate base, cork/cork & wire closure. Finish - 2 part, lip-down tooled, down tooled string rim, neck-tapered, shoulder-sloped down. Body profile horizontal-circular, vetical- straight, with four ribbed indentations. Basal profile flat heel with dome. Small maelon kick up. Base diameter 48mm, height 210mm.

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