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The first milk bottle deliveries

Posted in Anniversary, History on Friday, 31 December 2010

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A milkman on his delivery rounds

11 January is the anniversary of the first ever milk bottle deliveries in 1878. Milk had been delivered earlier, but only to fill jugs owned by customers. The milk bottle was developed and patented in 1877 and the New York Dairy Company is said to have had the first factory producing milk bottles.

In Britain, the first milk bottles were produced by the Express Dairy company in 1880, originally with a porcelain stopper held on by wire and deliveries were made four times a day. Nowadays, thanks to most houses having fridges and cars (which has increased the level of supermarket shopping), the sight of a milkman on his early morning rounds is becoming increasingly scarce.

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