Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost
A flat-sided, brown, glass bottle with a threaded top. It has rounded shoulders.
In 1852 Bosisto opened Australia’s first commercial eucalyptus oil distillery, at Dandenong Creek in Victoria, followed by others at Emerald, Menzies Creek and Macclesfield. and began selling the oil locally. Eucalyptus oil was used as a liniment.
Bosisto's bottles were generally used for eucalyptus oil. the eucalyptus oil industry was a significant early Victorian industry. Bosisto's products were commoly used in households of the first half of the 20th century.
Inscriptions & Markings
in rectangle on back - THIS BOTTLE IS AND ALWAYS REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF J. BOSISTO & COMPANTY LTD
on base - F1196 M and 239 vertically