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Object Name Bottle
Date ca. 1930s
Description Milk bottle, clear glass, cylindrical with tapering neck, Mohawk Farms Inc., Staten Island; one quart size. Bottle has impressed diamond design around colar and embossed diamond shapes around neck. Embossed lettering on front of bottle includes script logo "Mohawk / FARMS INC." (on diagonal), and "STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. / REGISTERED BB48". Back of bottle has embossed profile of the face of an American Indian man, above the words: "MOHAWK FARMS INC. / ONE QUART LIQUID". Bottom has embossed marks including an oval crossed by a horizontal diamond shape with a letter "I" at the center and surrounded by numbers "17 / 8 [or 9] / 1 [or I]". Also embossed on the bottom is the word: "MOHAWK".
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York, Native American)
Ownership and History The maker's marks and codes on this bottle suggest it might have been made in Clarion, Pennsylvania, in a factory that had previously belonged to the Berney-Bond Glass Company but was then owned by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.
Earliest Date 1930
Latest Date 1950
Maker Owens-Illinois Glass Company
Material Glass
Subjects Dairy products
Lexicon Sub-category Merchandising T&E
Catalog Number X84.0147
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, November 2014.
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