How do you date antique milk bottles?

How do you date antique milk bottles?

The shape of a milk bottle can tell you about the time period when the bottle was made. For instance, round bottomed bottles with tall sides were made prior to 1930 and most square bottomed bottles with short sides were made after 1940.

What size was the old school milk bottles?

Holds approximately 200ml (or, if you want to be true to pre-metric style, 1/3 pint!)

When did they stop making glass milk bottles?

From the 1960s onward in the United States, with improvements in shipping and storage materials, glass bottles have almost completely been replaced with either LDPE coated paper cartons or recyclable HDPE plastic containers (such as square milk jugs), depending on the brand.

How can you tell how old a glass milk bottle is?

The bottom of the glass bottle will tell you the most about its age. Prior to the mid 19th Century, pontil marks were the signature of glass bottles. A pontil is a rod made of iron that was used to hold the bottle during the manufacturing process.

Did milk bottles have cardboard tops?

It was delicious. Although dairies in most areas of the UK closed their milk bottles with foil tops, some areas used waxed cardboard discs instead.

What can I do with old glass milk bottles?

Gather up all your empty milk glass bottles and let’s get crafty with these useful and creative DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects!

  1. Recipe in a Milk Glass Bottle. Source.
  2. Milk Glass Bottle Garden Decor. Source.
  3. Memories in a Milk Glass Bottle. Source.
  4. Milk Glass Bottle Picture Frames. Source.

How can you tell if a glass bottle is antique?

Find the Markings The side of the bottle may be printed with the product or manufacturer’s name, and this can be helpful in identifying your find. Also turn the bottle over. Many bottles have marks on the bottom, and these are important signatures of bottle manufacturers.

What’s the difference between blue top and green top milk?

Blue tops indicate 2% milk. Yellow or purple tops indicate 1% milk. Brown tops indicate chocolate milk. Green tops indicate buttermilk.