Posted 7 years ago
I'd love the yellow, local Sanitary Dairy one, if the baby weren't cut in half.... LOL. I don't think the designers thought of how odd that looks.
But, it is from my town's Sanitary Dairy, which combined with another dairy in '64.
The yellow one was, when I got it, thoroughly spotted with black mold, but I cleaned it up and know it's from Muskegon based on the phone-number.
The Battle Dairy from Essexville is interesting in that it is over 150 miles from Battle Creek, Michigan-- I'd love to know the story behind its name.
Model Dairy is-- I was told-- a Grand Rapids dairy that rarely put a city name up on their items, but I know we here in Muskegon had a large Quality Dairy, a name that the label says bottled Model's milk. Perhaps they're connected, perhaps not.
Fruitland Star is an unknown to me, touted as from G.R. (Grand Rapids) or my town whenever one comes up. Tuberculin Tested is what sets it apart, but it is not a rare cap.
The Emmon's is an overly-seen cap around here. This one, behind the flap, has a place for your straw as it actually covered an "Orange Drink."
With just a 3-digit phone-number, I assume it is pre-1950.
The cow-themed one was in 4 pieces. I used acid-free rubber cement and a backing of tissue paper to hold it back together. As I fitted the pieces together with glue, it is fairly stable-- but don't squeeze it too much!
The bottle-themed piece is also an unknown to me.
To see metal hoods for milks, here is a post on them: