About Glass Milk Bottles
Varying from 1 pint to 1 quart, glass milk bottles store more than just milk. Detachable lids enable consumers to use the bottle to hold other beverages, dry cereal, or even flowers. With character and beauty from years past, recreated or vintage bottles still carry on. Those who collect glass milk bottles particularly enjoy those with the dairy farm name embossed into the glass, but certain bottles with paper labels are also popular. Around 1900, Thatcher Manufacturing Company created the first bottle with a cap seal as the answer to resealable bottles. After this time, most bottles had a cap as opposed to a glass lid with tin clip. Some bottles have round bases while others are square. Square bases on glass milk bottles prevent clinking and hold more liquid by volume based solely on the design. Buy one or a dozen milk bottles on eBay and enjoy bringing bygone years into your home in a functional, and potentially valuable, way.