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Home milk delivery
in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
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Posted by freddo30 at 7:06 pm (PDT) on Thu April 7, 2016   
Loved the way the bottles froze and exploded if you didn't bring them in from the milkbox quickly enough
Posted by CJ at 1:53 pm (PDT) on Sun May 17, 2015   
We had a small door by the side porch that corresponded to a small door in the kitchen wall. On hot days the driver was nice enough to chip some chunks of ice for us kids. We'd lay on the sidewalk licking on our crystal clear chunck of ice. Great days back then.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 4:16 pm (PDT) on Wed June 4, 2014   
Thanks for that informative post, Buickman. I enjoyed reading it.
Posted by buickman at 4:02 pm (PDT) on Wed June 4, 2014   
I spent a couple of summers working on a milk truck in the early 60's.  We loaded the milk and iced it down as a refrigerated truck was somewhere in the future.  The driver drove and kept records while I ran the milk and empties back and forth.  We tried to predict what the customer wanted to save walking back and forth.  Some places had an insulated box, some not.  Some even left a door open or gave us a key so we could put the milk into their refrigerator.  The only scrap we left behind were the caps since the bottles were washed and refilled at the dairy.

In the front of the truck was a small icebox where we kept eggs, cottage cheese and sour cream.  We also carried half-pint bottles of chocolate, regular and buttermilk to sell at factories when they took their morning/lunch breaks.  We were the precursor of the lunchwagons that are still in use today.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 6:58 pm (PDT) on Sat May 31, 2014   
Great memory pulling the cardboard stopper from the glass bottle and licking off the cream that had congealed underneath. Those were the pre-homogenized days.
Posted by Henry Evan McElfresh at 12:41 pm (PDT) on Sat May 31, 2014   
'renkens' dairy-metal milk box on front stoop
Posted by Rivvy at 6:22 am (PST) on Sun February 26, 2012   
At first we had the glass bottles, paper stoppers, in winter they'd pop up, later we had a box by the front door, and they say unemployment's bad! there's jobs right there! Duh!
Posted by paktype at 2:14 pm (PDT) on Wed July 13, 2011   
So did we. In fact, we had two. My brother and I broke the first one, so the company replaced it free of charge. Milk was still delivered in glass bottles until I was about 9, and then they switched to paper cartons before stopping the service altogether.
Posted by Laura at 11:37 pm (PDT) on Sat September 26, 2009   
We had a "milk" box that sat on the front porch that the man would put the milk in.

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