I collect round embossed amber milk bottles. The only Michigan item I'm aware of is a buttermilk quart from Emblagard Dairy from Marquette. Both Tutton & Fisher list this bottle in their books, but I've not even seen a picture of one.
Here’s what I’ve dug just this year minus a blank slug plate quart milk I haven’t cleaned up yet. I’m not much of a milk bottle collector but I have a few. The Sunnybrook Dairy would be my most rare milk. Cathro is just a ghost town now and I’ve never came across another milk bottle from there. It could possibly be the only one known in the one pint size. I was told there is a quart version of that bottle listed in the Michigan milk book.
This one is a bottom embossed milk out of Detroit pre 1915. I believe it’s embossed J W Ladd Co. I’m hunting right now and don’t have access to it at the moment to confirm that.
My Michigan Milk Bottle Book shows 5 different C.E. Posey a.k.a Marine City Dairy. I got a few different Michigan Milks, Most I dug myself. Here's one from a very small obscure ghost town only a couple of miles west of Marine City. The Elms LeCLARE'S from Starville Michigan. I've been through this town a few times. Not even a town, just a Intersection with Church & Cemetary on one Corner & Gas Station on other Corner. Population of maybe 5 people at most in a 5 square mile area. LEON.
Good Tiding to the milk collector group. If you have interest in Northern Michigan Dairies and their history, take a look at my website at kountryfolk.com and you will see photos and some history, this is a work in progress over my last 45+ years.
Also - might the Sunnybrook bottle be available - I do look for extras from this area and often have contact with local families who would like to put one on their shelf at home.
Just Sharing - MI Milkman - Kim
I just purchased 40, mostly local Michigan milk bottles. A couple I think are rare, or at least I haven't seen them before...Being from Novi, the coolest is the Farmington Dairy ACL. Also Woodward Dairy is pretty cool. Only cleaned up the first few, but going to post pics of rest.