crown cork and seal slug plate quart milk - rare?

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farmerdan

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Several months ago while cleaning up litter at a local beach, I discovered this incredibly deep SCA milk quart in a mussel bed at low tide. The side of the bottle was exposed and from the looks of it the little beauty had been sunning itself in the shallows for the last century. The slug plate told another story and raised a few questions as well. It's obviously machine made. I'm guessing it's pre-WWI, as far as i know they didn't use much manganese in glass after then. Why the C C&S slug plate? I know William Painter marketed his product aggressively- could this be some type of sample bottle? I have been unable to find much info. The milk collectors I know have never seen one, and from what they tell me, crown top milks are scarce - I guess the idea never really took off with the dairy industry. Any help from ABN would be much appreciated!




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Here is a view of the base. Embossed T Mfg. co. 11. I believe that's Thatcher Manufacturing Co. and the 11 is probably a mold number. I will have to take another pic in natural light - these photos don't do it justice. It is by far the deepest, most vibrant SCA bottle I have ever found.




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if your gonna offer it for sale let me know.. I have several NJmilks that are crown tops.. Nice Find John
 

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Your milk is a Dacro finish, yes, it looks like a giant crown top. Very early, pre WWl.
 

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Congrats Farmer Dan; That had to have been made on an HMB machine. Neat one to have - I have never gotten one in many years of collecting. I even worked for Thatcher Glass for 15 years. They were phasing out the HMB machines when I went there. nice find. RED Matthews
 

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