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Registered: December 2009
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I always find so much interesting at the Manitoba Museum and these glass bottles from Carson Dairy fit the weekly theme perfectly in my mind.

The promotion of public hygiene at the the turn of the 20th century made consumers want to buy their food in crystal clear bottles. Bottle manufacturers therefore experimented with ways to remove color produced by minerals in the glass mixture. Purple-tinged bottles like this are the result of the addition of manganese to the glass. Known as the glass makers soap, manganese was used to counteract the light green or yellow tint produced by iron oxide. The resulting bottle was clear but over time exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun caused the glass to develop a purple hue.

These glass bottles bring back memories of growing up in Vancouver, B.C. and having an actual milkman bringing dairy products to our house. Milk in bottles with actual cream at the top and that went on for years and then it all went away for efficiency and we had to go to the grocery store to buy milk in paper containers. So the only glass bottles one sees anymore are in a museum.

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· Date: Sun July 2, 2017 · Views: 148 ·
Keywords: Manitoba Museum, Carson Dairy bottles, glass
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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,831
Sun July 2, 2017 12:40am

I remember the photo in the link Jan. It looks as though you may have struggled with the light here but still did a good job,

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Sun July 2, 2017 12:41am

I am in complete agreement, what could fir the Sunday Theme than antique glass milk bottles. I remember well having milk delivered in glass bottles with the cream at the top and in the winter when it was extra cold outside the cream would pop the paper caps off the bottles and rise above the top edge of the bottle. Sooooooo gooood!!!!

Registered: June 2013
Posts: 1,763
Tue July 4, 2017 10:36am

Like Diane, I too can remember clear glass bottles outside the front door first thing in the morning with thin cardboard tops. I also remember at infant school we had a free 1/3rd of a pint of milk free each day, and it was an honour to be the "Milk Monitor" handing out and collecting in the empty bottles.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 184
Sat July 8, 2017 7:25pm

The history lesson with this image is interesting. I did not know about removing color from bottles or the reason for doing so. That being said, that makes it important that the lavender bottle is the center of interest. Thanks for the history lesson, Jan.

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