C.A.Wiley is Charles Allen Wiley and was my great grandfather. My grandfather Allen Wiley grew up on the farm and deliver the milk every morning by horse and wagon. The horse knew the route and would walk down the street while my grandfather would run door to door delivering the milk. My grandfather probably delivered the bottles you own. The farm was in East Stroudsburg and is a kennel club today.
Originally Posted by houseman
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.
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 the bottles are old, but we have to remember that we're really only one or two generations away from these people!
Is it safe to assume you have some of their bottles? Have you ever seen any that are different than the ones I posted. Those are the only types I've seen, except that the oldest one I have with the 1919 date doesn't have the gripper on the neck.
Where in East Stroudsburg exactly was the dairy? I love the picture, but the area has changed so much you can't even use the landmarks in a lot of the old pictures of the area.
The Hineline Brothers dairy was my wifeís great grandfatherís and was located where the fields across from the ESU field house to 447. Do you have photos of the bottles you have in your collection? I am currently unable to see the photos you originally posted. Thanks!
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 Iíve seen from the dairy and every bottle Iíve seen with a date has been from 1942. Iím guessing they didnít use too many bottles. Have you seen anything different?