Today, in 1878, milk was delivered in bottles for the first time.
The Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History Library has many milk and dairy related catalogs. Included in these catalogs are milk bottles, milk caps, wire cases, cream separators, and more.
Here are just some of the catalogs:
De Laval Separator Co. De Laval Cream Separators Farm and Dairy Sizes. New York, NY, 1913.
Frank L. Jones. Supplies and Specialties for Cheese Factories and Creameries, Dairies, Milk Stations, Milk Dealers, &c. Utica, NY, ca. 1910.
Meyer-Blanke Co. Catalog of ‘Everything But the Cow’ for the Handling of Milk and its Products. St. Louis, MO.
Meyer-Blanke Co. Farm Dairy Equipment and Supplies. St. Louis, MO.
—Alexia MacClain and Mary Ann Wilson, photos by Lu Rossignol