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05-14-2012, 10:05 PM
My husband found a unique 1/2 pint C.E. Emmons 908 6th Avenue milk or cream bottle, the base reads Pat Sept 17 1889. Does anyone know anything about this little jem. On the back it says TO be Washed nd Returned.

Any and all help is appreciated!!

05-14-2012, 10:37 PM
Welcome to the forum Mr. Salc!

That sounds like a nice early milk. I found C. E. Emmons listed as a milk dealer in NYC at that address in 1892. Any chance you could grace us with a picture? I love 1890's milks, and I know many other people do too...

05-15-2012, 08:10 PM
I would love to but I don't know how to load a picture on here!! Tell me the steps and I will post the pic's. We are from South Jersey originally so I will see if the husband has any Jersey bottles. He has just about every bottle this house can hold!

05-15-2012, 08:25 PM
Sounds like my kind of person! [:)]

To post a picture, first resize it to make sure it's less than 200 KB. Then, in the posting window, click where it says "Click here to upload!". Then click "Choose File". Then select the picture you want to upload. Then once that's done, hit OK and you'll be back at the posting screen. Make sure you check the box that says "Embed picture in post". After you submit the post, you should have a pretty picture!

05-15-2012, 08:56 PM
Hope this works>

05-15-2012, 09:19 PM
Here ya go...[;)]

Great early milk by the way, it would have had a tin top and a wire bail as a closure...


05-15-2012, 09:26 PM
Do you have any idea what its worth or where i can find out more information about it?

05-15-2012, 09:35 PM
I don't, first one I've ever seen. I think it would bring good money because of the lack of info on the dairy, it's condition and age, but that's not always the case. You could always put it up on Ebay with a reserve price, I think the milk collectors would be all over it...Jim

05-15-2012, 09:42 PM
That's just as awesome a bottle as I hoped it would be! Very cool. The top is wicked crude, and you never see tapered tops like that on milks... I think the only thing hurting the value is that it's from NYC. But I think it still has considerable value to the right milk collector. Where'd you get it, maybe go back there and look for more!

05-15-2012, 10:09 PM
Hello Mrs. C,

Welcome and thanks for bringing this lovely milk.

C.E. Emmons supplied Henry Clay Frick from 1911 to 1914:

"C.E. Emmons (New York, N.Y.)

Milk, cream, eggs, butter" From. (http://www.frick.org/archives/FindingAids/HenryClayFrickReceipts.html)


05-16-2012, 08:48 PM
We have a Geo. Spritzer 1889 Paterson NJ hutch. With an eagle embossed on it. Is this something you like

05-16-2012, 09:59 PM
Yes it is, I'd love to see a pic if you could email a few to me, is it available for sale or trade?
Jim epackage@msn.com is my email