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early mellins jar

madman

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Feb 5, 2005
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heres a mellins food jar i dug today, the bottle is machine made, but it has whittle marks ??? mike

 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Looks post 1900. Mellins food for infants and invalids. Developed by Gustav Mellin in 1866. A soluble dry extract of wheat, malted barley and bicarbonate of potassium diluted with cows milk and water it was called a milk modifier. The only perfect substitute for mother's milk, it was not a complete nutritional substitute. They came in 3 sizes early ones were corktop and later screwtop.
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mytauntaunsbeat

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Nov 20, 2019
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Millville Pennsylvania
Looks post 1900. Mellins food for infants and invalids. Developed by Gustav Mellin in 1866. A soluble dry extract of wheat, malted barley and bicarbonate of potassium diluted with cows milk and water it was called a milk modifier. The only perfect substitute for mother's milk, it was not a complete nutritional substitute. They came in 3 sizes early ones were corktop and later screwtop.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
i have a Mellins i just got in a tote of bottles, so good to know thanks
 

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