Vintage 10 Gallon Steel Milk Can from the Continental Creamery Co
Vintage 10 Gallon Steel Milk Can from the Continental Creamery Co. It is showing a lovely natural, rustic patina. It does have a few dents, especially on the lid, yet it seems to add to its vintage, character and charm. This can is embossed with Shawnee Co. 401100S CRY 43 creamery stamp. One of Shawnee County's primary industries during the early 1900s was the manufacturing of butter, cheese, and milk which was primarily controlled by The Continental Creamery Company which was headquartered in Topeka, KS. On November 12, 1901, the U.S. Patent Office granted the Continental Creamery Company of Topeka a trademark for the name “Meadow Gold.'' The company's first ice cream plant began operating in Topeka, Kansas in 1907, and its first fluid milk plant was opened in Denver in 1923. The company gathered resources from across the state and manufactured products that were sold across the U.S. and into foriegn countries. Milk cans have become extremely popular today and used to accent rustic to modern farmhouse rooms, as planters indoor/outdoor, as well as to display in restaurants or vintage stores...and even more popular when they have a “history” attached to them.
Measurements: 13-1/2" Diameter 24 ” High/Length
Weight: approx 30 lbs
Shipping/Handling: Not included in Price