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Original Early Gettysburg One-Pint Milk Bottle


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Recently, I was able to acquire a lifetime collection of early Gettysburg souvenirs. I myself have always had a fondness for these pieces and have allocated a good portion of my book “Battle of Gettysburg – The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs” to their history (see pictures). There are numerous items in the collection, and I am now listing them.

In this collection were two early Gettysburg milk bottles, the first one sold (half-pint), this is the other. The bottle is 7 1/4” high with a diameter of 2” on top and 3” on the base. In raised lettering is “One Pint Liquid / Gettysburg / Ice & Storage / Company”.

During the late 19th century and the early 20th century, there was an area north of downtown Gettysburg known as the Ice House Complex. Within the complex was the Adams County Cold Storage Company, which had taken over the foundry land, but eventually lost it due to the success of Gettysburg Ice and Storage Company. The successful business included many facilities, including ice machines, ice tanks, cold storage, milk, and an ice cream factory.

This bottle was well used, having flea bites, but remains in nice condition with no significant chips or cracks – it could use a good cleaning. This is a nicely marked early Gettysburg piece. Keep checking back because I have many items from this collection.

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