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Manufacturer: Brookfield Dairy
Nifty find out of a home, a vintage milk bottle cap for Banana Flavored Milk (we don't see caps for this flavor often). We do not have the milk bottle itself, only the cap. Made for and marked with "Brookfield Dairy, Hellertown, PA (Pennsylvania, Pa, Penn., Penna.). Besides indicating in bold letters "Banana Flavored Milk", the cap states "Pasteurized" and the ingredient list "Contains: Sugar, Syrup, Imitation Fruit Flavors, Certified Food Color & Fruit Acid". As a nice touch, the name of the dairy, its location and the fact that the product was pasteurized are printed in yellow to support the banana flavoring, although this does make those words harder to read (which is likely why they used black ink for the flavoring name and ingredient list).

The cap is round, measuring in total about 2 1/4 inches in diameter. It consists of an interior lower section which appears to have a printed paperboard inset (this is not loose or falling out but seems inserted firmly) on the topside that has all the words on it, and a raised outer/bottom section that is either celluloid or a waxed paper, we are not sure which. The inset lower paperboard section measures about 1 5/8 inches in diameter, as measured from the underside. This leaves about a 1/4 inch circular area to fit over the top rim of the milk bottle, again as measured from the underside. We've provided six images of the top and underside, shot in different camera lighting options since the light tended to "bland out" the details of the piece with white "hot spots". We do not know the age of this milk bottle cap, but it is definitely vintage.

Very nice old used condition with no major flaws. There are no rips, tears, chunks missing, major staining, etc. There is some very light spotting/discoloration on the center paperboard section, with a touch of smearing to some of the words in the ingredient list, but none of this is bad. Surrounding celluloid or waxed paper part has a generally worn look on the inner vertical edge as well as the underside and elsewhere, with all-over spotted appearance on the underside, but we can't tell if this is general aging or how this piece was originally made. It just doesn't have a clean, sharp, pristine look, but we wouldn't expect that on a piece like this. It looks older and used and terrific to us.

A fun find which will hopefully fit your Banana Flavored Milk bottle or at least add a new flavor to your milk bottle cap collection!

Please note that we have also listed another milk bottle cap from this same dairy for their Homogenized Pasteurized Milk. If you are interested in both of these, please e-mail us prior to placing the order. The system is set up to compute shipping for each item individually and will not calculate the savings you would get by shipping these both packed together. We will need to calculate that for you.

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