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    High Ground Dairy, Brooklyn NY

    High Ground Dairy Co.

    Found My first embossed Milk intact at my dig site and It appears to be a nice one! Any more info I can get on this oldie will be appreciated. Date timeline, value ect.The embossing says High Ground Dairy Co. with a embossed elk's head on one side and "5 cent Store Bottle" "One Quart" with "Registered" on the other side
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    That's a nice pictorial milk! It might have a two-digit date code somewhere on it, they were putting those on milks pretty far back. I'd guess that it dates from around the mid 20s to mid 30s.

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    From what information I have found the High Ground Dairy Co. Was in business from 1902 - till 1921-22. The business couldn't recover from a delivery milk man's strike in 1921. The bottle I found is a 1 quart store bottle priced at 5 cents. It was not a home delivery bottle. I wonder how much the delivery men made from delivering these heavy bottles full of milk to customers homes? Wonder if the home delivered bottles also sold for 5 cents a quart. Still this was kinda pricey considering that other dairy companies sold their milk for 3-4 cents a quart. It seems that the milk delivery strike also closed many other milk companies in New York at this time.



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