Collecting Milk Bottles

By Kenneth Keith Kallenbach

www.kennethkeith.com/milkbottles.php

Back when I was a teenager I used to go back in the woods around my house and dig in old dumps for milk bottles. These dumps would be very old from the 1940's and 1950's and the dump would be covered over with grass and dirt. If you didn't know there were bottles under there it would just look like regular woods. I used to go back in the woods with my dog, my German Shepard, and my shovel and dig in what I called a bottle mine.

There would just be tons and tons of old bottles and many old rubber tires. That's all it would be, old soda and Clorox bottles and tons of useless bottles and once in a great while I would come across a milk bottle and take it home and clean it with a brush and add it to my collection. But the bottles that I dug up that were in the ground for many years, at least 50 years or more, the pyro or paint on the bottles was wearing off and many of the bottles were scratched up and chipped so they really weren't in that great of shape. I mean I got a few gems but not many.

So then I started collecting them off EBay because those bottles have never been in the ground and they are in excellent condition, the ones I get anyway. So I have my current collection up online for the world to view at: www.kennethkeith.com/milkbottles.php

I hope you enjoy them!

 

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Bergdoll's Dairy 1 quart round milk bottle

from Boothwyn, PA.

Five Points Dairy 1 quart round milk bottle

from Richardson Park, DE.

 

 

         

 

 

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