Milk Bottles – a small collection

These four bottles are all from Sussex dairies, but cover a long period, probably up to the introduction of the squat ‘pintie’ bottle in the 1980’s.  The name Pintie is largely forgotten now, but when these short bottles with smaller openings first came out they were so different that the Milk Marketing Board deemed it necessary to give them a distinctive name.  Now they are just milk bottles.

he two bottles on the right were closed with a circle of waxed card that pressed inside the rim of the wide neck.  That style of closure disappeared in the '50s, to be replaced by aluminium foil caps.

The two bottles on the right were closed with a circle of waxed card that pressed inside the rim of the wide neck. That style of closure disappeared in the ’50s, to be replaced by aluminium foil caps.

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