40 clay smoking pipes
found beneath 150-158 Armagh Street
These pieces of plain, unbranded smoking pipes are just a fraction of the items dug up during post-quake work across 150-158 Armagh Street. In all, 102 clay pipes were found - 90 of them unused! Some pipes were more decorative, including one shaped like a soldier and another with a tragedy/comedy theme.
Health and Beauty:
115 glass pharmaceutical bottles
A chamber pot and washbasin decorated in Watermelon pattern
One soap dish
One hair comb
Seven ointment pots
Price’s Dr Frampton’s Pomatum
A bottle that says "COLLINS DISINFECTING POWDER / CHOLERA & FEVER PREVENTED / OFFENSIVE SMELLS / DESTROYED"
Food and Drink:
457 alcohol bottles
A glass measuring jug
Six salt jars
A leather belt
A doll’s head
One clay marble
Three baby feeder bottles
A rubber-covered wooden ball
Slate with writing lines and slate pencil
Four children's mugs, each with a different inscription:
“A Present for Eliza”
"A Pre[sent] for a […] gir[l]" (what sort of girl, we can only guess)
“a present from papanui”
An ink bottle with its paper label still on it (very unusual)
One syphon ink bottle
A 1835 Willaim IV British silver half-crown.
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