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Object Name Bottle
Date ca. 1947
Description Milk bottle, clear glass, cylindrical with tapering neck; one pint size. Words and graphics in red, on front: "STORE" with illustration of a cow in a field; on back: "STORE" and "Weissglass / GOLD / SEAL" across a circular seal shape. Embossed lettering near base: " REGISTERED / SEALED 11 / MTC / ONE PINT LIQUID / 3" and underneath base: "E47".
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York)
Ownership and History The embossed mark, "MTC," with the T in a larger size, is believed to be the mark of the Thatcher Manufacturing Company, a major U.S. manufacturer of glass milk bottles. The company reportedly used the code "SEALED 11" to indicate bottles made for certain states including New York and New Jersey. The code "E47" may indicate it was in Elmira, New York in 1947.

The Weissglass Gold Seal Dairy Corpration operated a large milk processing and bottling plant on Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island from 1933 until 1965.
Earliest Date 1923
Latest Date 1961
Maker Thatcher Manufacturing Company
Material Glass
Subjects Dairy products
Food
Lexicon Sub-category Merchandising T&E
Catalog Number X84.0137
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, November 2014.
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