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 Bottle and Other Items Collection!!!   ... a very large collection of New Jersey milk bottles

This Collection is For Sale and includes milk bottles, glass soda/pop bottles, various colored bottles (special editions and hand-blown), crocks, metal pop tops, perfume bottles & stoppers, and much more.....

Special New Page for Tea Cup/Saucer sets. We will be adding to this page in the near future...

View all the new pages:  NJ Bottles, Other type bottles, Other Dairy Items, and Miscellaneous Items



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.

     Update Edition  -- available in 2019!!
Place your Orders now  --



** Visit our Table at the Following Places **

Penns Cave in Centre Hall, PA

Spring - June 2020   (to be updated)
September 2020
  Find us in Row #5, Lot # 31-34



All American Dairy Show

Farm Show Building, Harrisburg, PA
September 2020 
Find me in the All Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Hall



   ~ We've added a NEW PAGE ~
 It shows the most recent added Inventory for the past four months, making it easy to see What's New!!

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Hi from the Cows...

    Site last updated:  10-10-19

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 
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