Specializing in old Pennsylvania Milk Bottles

                                                                            .......with a new collection of New Jersey Milk Bottles!

About Us
: I grew up on a small dairy farm in New Bethlehem, PA, and graduated from high school in 1966.  By this time  the old Surge Milkers were being fazed out and the "pipe-line" system with the bulk tanks for storing milk were taking over.  The local farms had Guernsey or Holsteins herds of 25-35 cows. It wasn't affordable for these small farmers to switch to the bulk tank system so many farmers were being forced out of business, having to sell their long-time family farms. A few were able to hang on for a few more years, selling "separated milk" to the local creamery which still shipped in cans. Eventually the only working dairy farms in the area averaged 250 cows and they milked almost around the clock. Thus came the large inventory of milkers, parts & equipment and the glass milk bottles all for sale.  Many of these items were tossed in land fills or old coal mines and buried. I know of some original dairies in Pennsylvania that now wish they had saved a few of their own bottles...

All Inventory on this site is available for sale.  So here I am with rare old dairy milk bottles, milk cans, caps, and equipment for the collector and the home decorator. Email me with questions or with requests for something special you are looking to purchase and I will try to find it for you.  Enjoy the site and a step back into the past.

We also offer for sale milk bottles from other states, other dairy items, porch boxes,
 caps, crates and many miscellaneous items.


         New Item! -- "Creamers" Page

         Available NOW.....   "Special Sale for select Bottles"  Page

  NJ Milk Bottles, assorted Bottle Collection and Other Items Collection -
several collections including New Jersey milk bottles, glass soda/pop bottles, various colored bottles (special editions and hand-blown), metal pop tops, perfume bottles & stoppers, and much more.....

 - View all the additional pages listed at the bottom of this page -


   ~ Check the "New Milk Bottles Page" for the most recent additions~
 It shows the most recent Inventory added in the past four months, making it easy to see What's New!!

Click here to View:  



FOR SALE:  Updated Edition of the Milk Bottle Book!!!!

Pennsylvania Dairy Handbook
by Robert E. Lloyd  "Milkman"  -  (Introduction by Brian & Judi Lloyd)

This book covers the 67 Counties of Pa. listing all the known dairies in each county!  Selling price is $40 + postage. Books will be available by mail or in person. I will be at the Nittany Antique Machinery Show both spring and fall shows. (Info listed on this page). Email me to order the book and have it shipped.  I accept payment by U.S. Postal money order or Paypal. Please email me with any corrections and/or updates to this book and I will pass it on to the author.  Thank you.

     Updated Edition  -- Sorry for the delay in publication of the book, looking at later in 2021 !!     -- Place your Orders now  --


** Visit our Table at the Following Places **

*** Unfortunately I have to cancel this week going to Penns Cave. (Sept 9-12)
I'm sorry I won't be available there but contact me through email and the website.

Penns Cave in Centre Hall, PA  -  June 2022    &   September 9-10-11-12, 2021   (see UPDATE below)
  Find us in Row #5, Lot # 31-34

Regarding Covid 19 - please check regarding masks required, etc, on their website.
The shows are still on as of now



All American Dairy Show  -  September 17-22, 2021

Farm Show Building, Harrisburg, PA   -   Find me in the All Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Hall

UPDATE  - the Dairy Show is still being held, but they have cancelled the room for the Dairy Antiques and Collectibles. So I will not be at Harrisburg Sept 17-22.  You can still contact me through email at any time for any milk bottles or dairy items you need, I will mail them out to you through priority mail.  I'm hoping everyone will remain safe during these stressful times. 

 http://www.allamerican.pa.gov/Show/All-Dairy-Antiques-and-Collectibles-Show  (Cancelled for 2021)


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Hi from the Cows...

    Site last updated:  3-8-21

We're constantly adding new Bottles  to our inventory so take a look often...

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Jean Gilmore  ~ The Milk Maid   1073 Sample Rd, New Bethlehem, PA 16242 
    Email     milkmaidbottles@gmail.com

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