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Milk bottle dating

Since its initial posting in early 2005, the Historic Bottle Website has become a very useful resource to the historical archaeology community.

Illustrated among the pics on this page is the base of a bottle made at the Columbus, Ohio facility (plant #18) with a date code of “7” which in this case probably stands for 1937.

Recently [July 2013] I have received a photo, submitted by Taylor Mc Burney, showing the base of a Yacht Club Beverages ACL soda bottle, carrying a 1966 date code, but bearing the old logo!

The first milk bottle in the United States is normally credited to Harvey D.

Thatcher, a New York druggist who introduced his milk bottles in 1884.

Taking the opposite view, the National Health Service (NHS) in England believes the public is endangering their health by ignoring “use by” dates. It is a business.” Shortly after, Capone thought of milk.

In the 1920s and early 1930s, Al Capone ran the Chicago Outfit, also known as the Chicago Mafia, when gangs battled for control of illegal alcohol distribution during Prohibition. It fit his criteria for a legitimate business that could make a lot of money.

It was believed that all stamping equipment for milk expiration dates was under his control.