This bottle stopper was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It was manufactured by Springs Co, Frankston.

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 bottle stopper is made of a dark material, possibly lignum vitae wood. It has a a flat square top, and a round base with a thread for twisting into a bottle.

Physical Description


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