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Object Name Bottle
Date ca. 1918-1931
Description Milk bottle, clear glass, cylindrical with tapering neck and thick collar; one pint size. Both sides of neck have embossed horseshoe with intertwined letters "LS". Front has embossed lettering below: "MEADOW BROOK / DAIRY / L. SANDER / STAPLETON, S.I. / A.B.C.2" Back has embossed lettering: "ONE FULL PINT / WASH AND / RETURN ME". Bottom has a large embossed letter "S".
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition From Robert Anderson
Ownership and History Dairy farming, along with the processing and packaging of milk products, were important activities on Staten Island in the early 1900s. One of the larger businesses was Meadow Brook Dairy. Leo Sander founded the company in 1894, when he bought a milk route and one delivery truck from a retiring dairyman. The business grew substantially and was continued by his sons after Sander’s death in 1925.

The code "A.B.C.2" which appears near the bottom of this bottle is a mark used by the Atlantic Bottle Company and its successor from ca. 1918 to 1931.
Earliest Date 1918
Latest Date 1931
Maker Atlantic Bottle Company
Material Glass
Subjects Dairy products
Food
Lexicon Sub-category Merchandising T&E
Associated People Sander, Leo
Catalog Number F08.1255
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, November 2014.
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