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LEBANON COUNTY MILK BOTTLES
In the 1970's I got my first job at what then was Wengert's dairy. At this
time the dairy was still bottling milk in glass bottles. Around 1980 the dairy stopped
using glass bottles. At the same time there was a steady decline of home delivery by
the milkman. Today there are no glass bottles and the home delivery milkman is gone. I
saw all these changes. I am sure that has some bearing on my milk bottle collecting. In
these pages I will show pictures and give information of those days gone. Bellow are pictures from Lebanon county and other areas of Pa. THANKS FOR LOOKING !!!
You local Wengert milkman. Wengert's Dairy in the early 50's.
Click on the smaller pictures below to enlarge.
Wengert 1930's Wengert war bottle 1940's Avon Sanitary Dairy
Valley View Dairy Forney's Dairy Funk's Sunset Dairy
Fairview Farm Dairy Wengert cream top Qt Farmer's co op Dairy
Bomgardner's Dairy Heilbronn Dairy Farm Klick's Hillside Dairy
Hershey Lebanon Different Hershey backsides
Seyfert's Wengert carton Maple Lane Wengert store Valley View
Locust Grove store bottle Wengert cream top store Hershey Lebanon
S K Wengert White Clover Bomgardner Grimes
hershey sour cream jar Grimes calendar Wengert cap poster Wengert bank truck
Wengert baby bottles Thermometer milk can cap pick beenie cap
Variations of Wengert's Dairy creamers
College Hill Bomgardner's Hershey's Smith's Modern Dairy Lebanon Valley
Hovey Stantner Hershey Choc Meadow Wood J W Walmer Grimes 2 color
William Rank John Meily (Jonestown) White Clover Avon Sanitary store bottles
Wengert's Locust Grove College Hill Hershey Estates Wengert's
Cleona Newmanstown Myerstown Annville Richland
Milbach Springs Jonestown Cornwall Palmyra Fredericksburg
Bunkerhill Schaefferstown Campbelltown Avon Midway
( Town was south
The last 3 major dairies in the 60's and 70's to do home delivery in Lebanon County are pictured above with bottles in carriers. The top row is Lebanon Valley Dairies and Smith's Modern Dairy. The bottom row is Wengert bottles from the 60's and then from the 50's.
Milk cartons can be collectable. Pictured above are Wengert's whole , swiss 2 , and skim cartons from Lebanon Pa. and Smith's Dairy and Red Gate goat cartons from Palmyra
Pa. Milk cartons did not hold up to the elements as glass did. Most dairies now use plastic containers insead of cartons.
To see many Wengert's bottles through the years see the LEBANON DAIRY HISTORY page. I also collect many bottles from eastern and central Pa. Some examples are pictured below.
Hren's Dairy Anthony's Behren's & Sons Lenkerbrook
Steelton Pa Strasstown Pa East Mauch Chunk Harrisburg Pa
Chas. Houck Elijah Banner J G Hockenbroch A L Hederick
Catawissa Pa Herdon Pa Paxinos Pa Darby Pa
Turkey Hill Green Meadow Old Blue Shadow Our Home
Creswell Pa Suedberg Pa Belleville Pa Ephrata Pa
Smith's Model Dairy R D kauffman buttermilk bottle Penn State 1925
Hamburg Pa Marietta Pa Lykens Pa State College Pa
A.W. Spangler D.J. Degler Page's fathead Queen display bottle
Stouchsburg Pa Womelsdorf Pa Pittsburg Pa Lancaster Pa
Log cabin Farms Thatcher sample bottle Supplee 10 qt. milk bottle
Lititz Pa Streator IL Phila. Pa
butter crocks Paulus Dairy Leiby Farms Lykens Valley
Lebanon , Harrisburg Pa Butztown Pa Tamaqua Pa Millersburg Pa
Fleetwood Dairy Casper Hart E E Plouse D E Zimmerman
Fleetwood Pa Ringtown Pa Hummlestown Pa Llewellyn Pa
Stauffer's Dairy Alamito 2 color war slogan Walnut Grove P.L. Civitts
Reading Pa Omaha NE Lititz Pa Belleville Pa
Glick's Dairy Tin milk license Arbutus Dairy Emigsville Dairy
Smoketown Pa Lebanon Pa Akron Pa rare 1/2 gallon 1890's
Sam Lapp L.S. Milk Co. H.W. Holler Allen Hubler
Ronks Pa Lebanon Pa Camp Hill Pa Barry Pa (Hegins)
I.A. EBERLIN Wernersville State Hosp. Ritchies Dairy war slogan
YORK Pa Wernersville Pa Martinsburg Pa
The above pictures are a bottle manufactured by the Belle Pre Bottle Co from Alexandria Virginia. The grooved section on the mouth is there so you can put your nail under the cardboad cap to pop it out. These bottles seem very rare even though the company claimed to be the largest milk bottle manufacturer in the U.S. Even rarer are bottles with a Dairy name on them as most have just "Belle Pre Co." on them. This bottle is from the "H.M. Wright Bristol Pa" dairy in Bucks County. This pat. invention was called the Belle Pre Notch. This Company went out of bussines around 1921.