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.
 

 

We also offer 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), and much more.....



 

  Iím offering For Sale all of my New Jersey Milk Bottle Collection, which includes Milk Bottles, some Porch Boxes, and a few Dairy Go-With items.  The For-Sale prices of the items listed on my website total over $8000. I am listing the total collection of all NJ items at $3900.  Pickup in New Bethlehem, PA.    Email:  milkmaidbottles@gmail.com
 

Check this out:   "New Milk Bottles Page" for the most recent additions to our inventory. It shows the most recent bottles and other items added in the past four months, making it easy to see What's New!!     http://milkmaidbottles.com/newbottlesadded.htm
 

Coming this Fall/Winter, a page for  "Special Sales for select Bottles"
 

I won't be displaying at any of the shows this year but I will have all my inventory available on this website!  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.  Thank you.

Here are a few places you might want to visit:
Penns Cave in Centre Hall, PA,  Nittany Antique Machinery Show The All American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, PA,  Pittsburgh, PA Bottle Show, 11-12-23

 

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!  Books will be available by mail or in person. Email me to order the book and have it shipped when it's published.  I accept payment by U.S. Postal money order or Paypal. If you know of any updates/corrections for the book, please email me with those and I will pass it on to the author.  Thank you.

     Updated Edition: email for info and future dates that the new book will be available! 
   You can p
lace your Orders now.

 

 

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    Site last updated:  7-13-23


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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