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Milk Bottle Lids
1925-1970
Bottler:Bottled by Auerfarm , American
Waxed paper, printed paper
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 2 1/4 x 2 1/4in. (5.7 x 5.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the children of Richard and Georgette Koopman
Description: Three circular milk-bottle caps from Auerfarm in Bloomfield, Connecticut; all are made from a circular piece of waxed paper crimped around the edges to form a seal on bottles and printed in the center with individual labels. (.49) is orange for whole milk; (.50) is yellow for heavy cream; and (51) is brown for chocolate milk.
Historical Note: Auer Farm was located in Bloomfield, Connecticut on over 220 acres which was in part donated to the 4-H in 1977 by the family of Beatrice Fox Auerbach, owner of G. Fox & Co, who created the farm as a premier dairy, poultry and apple farm in the mid 20th Century.
Object Number: 2007.24.49-.51
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