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6 Vintage Mojonnier Half Pint Cream Tester Milk Bottles

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6 Vintage Mojonnier Half Pint Cream Tester Milk Bottles

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: glass
  • Favorited by: 1 person
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Description

6 clear empty glass milk testing bottles that were manufactured by the Mojonnier Bros. Company. "Mojonnier Chicago. Pat. Pend." The bottle has embossed writing on one side. There is a shield with the name "Mojonnier" written diagionally across it. Then at the lip of the bottom of the bottle is says "Patent no. 57479."

Composite milk samples were taken over several days to save having to run tests every day. Dairymen were paid on the amount of fat in their milk. Creameries took a sample of a dairyman's milk and tested it for the fat content and then paid them based on the results of that test. The Mojonnier composite sample bottles were used for these samples and are quite common. The design was patented on April 5, 1921 by Julius John Mojonnier of Oak Park, Illinois and he assigned the patent to Mojonnier Bros. Company of Chicago, Illinois. The original bottles had a rubber stopper held on by a non rusting, metal chain. It was important that the bottle seal tightly because if any water evaporated the fat test would be artificially increased. Later the chain was dropped and the rubber cork was held to the bottle by a rubber strap.

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6 clear empty glass milk testing bottles that were manufactured by the Mojonnier Bros. Company. "Mojonnier Chicago. Pat. Pend." The bottle has embossed writing on one side. There is a shield with the name "Mojonnier" written diagionally across it. Then at the lip of the bottom of the bottle is says "Patent no. 57479."

Composite milk samples were taken over several days to save having to run tests every day. Dairymen were paid on the amount of fat in their milk. Creameries took a sample of a dairyman's milk and tested it for the fat content and then paid them based on the results of that test. The Mojonnier composite sample bottles were used for these samples and are quite common. The design was patented on April 5, 1921 by Julius John Mojonnier of Oak Park, Illinois and he assigned the patent to Mojonnier Bros. Company of Chicago, Illinois. The original bottles had a rubber stopper held on by a non rusting, metal chain. It was important that the bottle seal tightly because if any water evaporated the fat test would be artificially increased. Later the chain was dropped and the rubber cork was held to the bottle by a rubber strap.

Also see www.vermontpicker802.com

Reviews

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  • Kristin Freeman Jul 31, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing find, love these...in great condition too!
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  • Kim Cox Apr 24, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Sweet vintage boxes that will be given as a gift and used for storage. Very unique boxes-- just what I was looking for and very happy with the purchase. Items arrived in a timely manner and were as pictured.
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  • ivyxtim Jun 25, 2017
    2 out of 5 stars
    3 of 10 jars were broken in transit. I contacted Vermont Picker and asked if there was anything that could be done and said that two of the glass lids had survived. I didn't mention at the time, that the packing was inadequate - though it was. I had sympathy for the difficulty of packing glass. I heard nothing. After a week, I wrote again. Again I heard nothing for a week. I finally wrote to Etsy and then had a nasty note from Vermont picker.

    I think this guy has a bad attitude. I would have been happy with a response. I would have accepted (and have accepted) the higher cost per bottle: 7 for the price of 10. Perhaps that was the right price. I only needed a response to my email.
    3 of 10 jars were broken in transit. I contacted Vermont Picker and asked if there was anything that could be done and said that two of the glass lids had survived. I didn't mention at the time, that the packing was inadequate - though it was. I had sympathy for the difficulty of packing glass. I heard nothing. After a week, I wrote again. Again I heard nothing for a week. I finally wrote to Etsy and then had a nasty note from Vermont picker.

    I think this guy has a bad attitude. I would have been happy with a response. I would have accepted (and have accepted) the...
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  • Deirdre Torr May 23, 2017
    5 out of 5 stars
    Just as described. Fast shipping. Thank you.
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