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Borden's Enamel Lapel Pin - Elsie The Cow
Pictured is a vintage 1"x1/2" lapel pin, constructed of gold colored metal with enamel details. It dates to 1957, and welcomes the second one hundred years of the company. The reverse is stamped: The Borden Co.
My Step dad worked for Bordens and recieved this in 1957 . He worked there until he retired . He gave me this pin before he passed away 20 years ago .
The company was founded by Gail Borden, Jr., in 1857 in Connecticut as "Gail Borden, Jr., and Company." Its primary product was condensed milk. Struggling financially, the company was saved when Jeremiah Milbank, a partner in the wholesale food distributor I. & R. Milbank & Co. and the son-in-law of banker Joseph Lake, agreed to invest and acquired 50 percent of the stock. The company changed its name in 1858 to the New York Condensed Milk Company. The company prospered during the Civil War by selling condensed milk to Union armies.
Borden began selling processed milk to consumers in 1875, and pioneered the use of glass milk bottles in 1885.Borden began selling evaporated milk in 1892 and expanded into Canada in 1895
One of my family members gave this to me that worked for Borden's .
I scanned and it cropped to this size sorry it is small pin and it cropped it small automatically