Set of three 1950s school milk bottles
A fabulous set of three vintage milk bottles dating from the 1940s to 1950s. These old glass bottles were used for delivering milk to schools and homes and are impressed with the dairy name into the glass. They would look great on display in your kitchen and make good vases.
They consist of:
An "A1 and Dollis Dairies Limited" bottle also embossed with Whetstone No.20. Measures 16 cm tall and holds half a pint or 10 fl ozs.
A United Dairies Limited bottle with an embossed shield shape with an outline of England and Wales. Also measures 16 cm tall and holds half a pint or 10 fl ozs.
The smaller bottle is from Lancashire Hygienic Dairies Manchester. It measures 12 cm tall and holds quarter of a pint.
The smaller milk bottles were used in schools when children were all provided with a drink of milk at break time following the 1944 Education Act. They have wide necks indicating that they are pre 1960s and would originally have been toped with a wax card to protect the milk.
All the bottles are in vintage condition, showing plenty of signs of use, and the glass is "cloudy" in the two larger bottles. They have a chunky, weighty feel to them.