MONROE COUNTY CO-OP BRODHEADSVILLE, PA.
The pint, half pint, and sour cream jar with the round slug plates aren't terribly scarce, but the non-slug-plated versions are extremely common.They are from the late 40's through the 1950's.
SWIF****ER DAIRY SWIF****ER, PA.
These bottles are pretty rare. They are the earliest dated bottles from the county that I've seen. They may not be the earliest bottles, but they are the earliest dated milks I've come across. All three are dated 1914 and have the TMFGCO logo on the base.
C.E. KUEHNER SPRING WATER DAIRY KUNKLETOWN
This dairy sat right on the county line with Carbon County. The embossed bottles are not terribly scarce, and I have seen an embossed half pint, but the pyro bottle is quite rare.
Note the "KEUHNER" misspelling on this pint.
The quart is a Thatcher bottle dated 1930. The pint is an Owens bottle dated 1927. The pyro is also an Owens bottle and is dated 1944. They had corrected the spelling by then!
OYER'S DAIRY STROUDSBURG, PA.
One of the later embossed milks, these are all dated 1942 and 1943. All Thatcher bottles.
The logo in the center is the owner's initials...Walter R. Oyer ("WR" inside an "O").
Relatively common bottles.
MAPLE IN THE PINES WILEY & SONS
These don't have a town name, but they are from Stroudsburg. They probably seem scarcer than they actually are because people may not know where they're from. C.A. Wiley & Son are listed in the Monthly Bulletin of the PA Department of Agriculture in 1919 as being in Stroudsburg and selling unadulterated milk.
The bottles pictured here are all Thatcher bottles from the 1920's. I also have a pint dated 1919 with the TMFGCO logo on the base.
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!
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.
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 of the three. I can't make out the date on this bottle but it looks like it's from the 30's. Eugene Kirkhuff was listed as a postman in Saylorsburg in the 1930 census. I wonder if he delivered milk and mail together??
The Dennis bottle has no date or mark. Harry Dennis is listed in the same 1919 bulletin as C.A. Wiley.
The Hahn is a Thatcher bottle dated 1929.
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 30's. He worked there for several summers and then the dairy was eventually sold to the Penn Dell Dairy.
At that time I had the two embossed bottles, but he tracked me down a few days after we met and gave me the pyro bottles! He said they had been in his garage for decades and he would have eventually tossed them in the trash, so he gave them to me for my collection!
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Thanks, Bottlebuddy. Found a broken stoneware jug today, along with some glass. I hope I am near the dump site of the property. There is an old cart path that runs through the land alongside of which...