Monday, March 5, 2012

Amanuensis Monday - Milk Cans For Sale!

While I was at mom's last November I scanned some of the ephemera that she had in envelopes with my magic wand. I still need more practice.  I can't even draw a straight line, I don't know what makes me think I can scan a straight line.

Any who, this postcard was in the envelope of stuff that grandma Dunn had saved.

Special Offering on New, High Grade Milk Cans
     If you have any old worn out cream cans and desire to purchase new ones now is your opportunity to get them as SPECIAL LOW PRICES as follows: (F. O. B. your station)
     10 Gallon .... $400
       8 Gallon ..... 3.75
       5 Gallon ..... 3.00
         Will place name plate on can without additional charge     Would advise sending in your order soon, as this price may change.  We will deduct price of cans from cream check if desired.     We would appreciate any shipments sent us and can assure you of prompt remittance at top market price.
       WESTERN CREAMERY COMPANY 244 West 4th South                          Salt Lake City, Utah

I was curious about this creamery company so I did a little searching. It seems that they were found guilty of misbranding butter a couple of times.  I found the following documents about the cases at National Library of Medicine.

Amanuensis Monday is an ongoing series created by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch

1 comment:

  1. Leslie, what a great piece of history to have. Thank you for sharing this. It was very interesting .



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