Dating old milk bottle
Sadly, many dairies have gone out of business, and those who remain have found it difficult to compete against large supermarket chains.
Yes, delivery men from companies such as Jewel T, Omar Bread, Ucker Dairy, Buckeye Potato Chips and the Fuller Brush Co.Wives often stayed home taking care of the children and everyday household chores while the husbands worked to support the family.With most families having only one vehicle, women did not have immediate access to grocery stores or other shopping venues.During wartime, slogans appeared on many bottles promoting victory, patriotism, buying war bonds and stamps.Such slogans as “The United States is a sound investment, buy war bonds and stamps” appeared on bottles with a picture of the Statue of Liberty.The cream-top bottles were patented by Norman Henderson in 1925.
Three glass milk bottles purchased at Scott Antique Markets.
The family-owned dairy is the only dairy left in Ohio to supply milk in glass bottles and the only dairy to process non-homogenized milk.
Vintage Hartzler bottles can sell for as much as $125 each.
Just stroll through the antique markets and you will find old tins, china and many other collectibles from the Jewel T Co.; old newspapers that once were delivered to your doorstep; and old milk bottles from the delivery man who dropped off fresh milk several times each week.
In the late 1800s, milk was delivered in glass bottles, each varying in shape and size.
His brother, Abram Whiteman, also was granted a patent in 1884 for a glass milk bottle with a dome-type tin cap.