Yacorie--thanks for checking out my bottles! No I have not seen a bottle from Reeders. Bartonsville and Scotrun are the nearest towns I've seen milk bottles from. There's a pontiled soda from Tannersville and I saw a labeled medicine bottle from there also.
dptjr--I'm not looking to sell these...
Hi. Thanks for looking and for the information about the Hineline Dairy!
These are the bottles I have...a quart, pint, and half pint. This is the only style bottle I’ve seen from the dairy and every bottle I’ve seen with a date has been from 1942. I’m guessing they didn’t use too many bottles...
Here's a cool local bottle I just got at MY OWN yard sale.
We have a yard sale every couple years and I always put out a few bottles. I always sell some of the bottles, but I'm really hoping to strike up a conversation with someone or, better yet, have someone offer me some bottles. This year a...
That National Dairy bottle is really cool! I never saw one of those before.
I think that first "bottle" is actually tea steeper. It would have had a lid and possibly an insert for the tea. Put in the tea, add hot water, steep it, and pour it into a cup. I don't know why anyone would cut the...
I agree 30's-40's most likely, but a lot of milk bottles are actually dated. Look for a two-digit year on the base (like "35" for 1935 or "42" for 1942 for example). Sometimes it's very small. If that's a Thatcher bottle from the 30's there could be two tiny numbers inside the circle on the...
Thanks to everyone who checked out my collection and thanks for the replies.
Mark Wiley--That's such a cool story to hear! One of the reasons I decided to post my collection was the hope that it would draw out some stories like yours. I love hearing the history and family connections. Of course...
MONROE DAIRY EAST STROUDSBURG, PA.
Another large dairy that operated for a long time. Bottles say "Monroe Dairy," "Monroe Dairy Inc.," "Pasteurized Milk," "Quality Milk." Bottles are Thatcher and Owens with dates ranging from 1927 to 1947. There are East Stroudsburg and, later, Stroudsburg...
HAMILTON DAIRY STROUDSBURG, PA R.D.#1
The Hamilton Dairy was actually in Saylorsburg. It operated in the 1940's and there are a number of different pyroglazed designs and colors. I don't believe I've ever seen an embossed Hamilton Dairy bottle.
PENN-DELL DAIRY STROUDSBURG, PA.
There are a number of different embossed and pyro Penn Dell bottles. The coolest design has to be the quart with "PENN-DELL" filling the entire slug plate. On the back it has a square plate inside a round slug plate that says "PROPERTY OF PENN-DELL DAIRY...
STROUDSBURG SANITARY DAIRY
There are a number of embossed and pyro varieties of SSD bottles. My favorite is the one third quart embossed "CHOCOLATE MILK" bottle that is front and center in this picture! It is the only bottle of that size and the only embossed chocolate milk bottle from the...
FELLENCER'S DAIRY STROUDSBURG, PA. (HILLSIDE DAIRY)
Scarcer embossed than pyro, I've seen quarts and pints but never a half pint that I can recall.
Both of these are Thatcher bottles. The embossed bottle is dated 1940. The pyro is dated 1945.
KLEINTOP'S DAIRY KUNKLETOWN, PA.
The third milk from little, tiny Kunkletown!
Both of these are Owens bottles produced in the Clarion plant, but both are so weakly embossed on the bases that I can't make out the date code!
I have seen both of these bottles in other sizes as well.
MOUNTAIN DAIRY E.E. MOORE POCONO PINES, PA.
I randomly met Elmer Moore's nephew several years ago. I can't remember exactly how it came up in conversation, but once I realized who he was and he realized I was interested in his uncle's dairy he told me stories about working there back in the...
These are some other scarce dairies that I only have in quart size:
J.W. SMITH DAIRY KUNKLETOWN, PA.
This is an Owens bottle from their Clarion plant in 1936.
HARRY HAY BARTONSVILLE, PA.
This is a Thatcher bottle dated 1935. I have seen a pint with the same embossing as well as a quart that...
These are three of the scarcer dairies from Stroudsburg. I only own them in quarts, but I have seen Hahn and Dennis pints.
MAPLE LAND DAIRY R.F. HAHN & SON BOX 242 STROUDSBURG, PA.
E.E. KIRKHUFF STROUDSBURG, PA.
SUNNYSIDE FARM H. DENNIS & SON R.F.D. STROUDSBURG, PA.
The Kirkhuff is the rarest...
J.S. BLAKESLEE R.F.D. STROUDSBURG, PA.
I believe it was Jerome Blakeslee who took over the Indian Spring Dairy. He was in operation for some time. The embossed pint is dated 1934 and the pyro pint is dated 1948.
BREYSTONE FARM GEO. K. BRANDS STROUDSBURG, PA.
Uncommon bottles from the mid-1930's, these are Thatcher bottles dated 1935 and 1936.
I found this pint in a box of junk bottles that someone was about to throw away after a yard sale. I bought it for $2!