Bordon Dairy Wood and Metal Milk Crate c.1940
This is an original Bordon Dairy milk crate. The wooden crate has reinforcing metal straps on each corner and cut out handles. This is a smaller version of a traditional milk crate. "If it's Bordon's, It's Got To Be Good" and "Bordon Delivery Company Oakland Cal" are stenciled on each side. The "SP" seems to have been added later. This piece has retained its original finish and has the appropriate condition for the age and use.
- CREATOR Bordon Dairy
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood, Metal, Paint.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 10 in. W 13 in. D 10 in.
What started with Gail Borden, Jr. in 1857 as a simple solution for milk distribution quickly grew to become one of the largest, most recognized dairy brands in the industry.