Description

This creamer (4.5") is from the Monson Milk Company in western Massachusetts. It wasn't the largest dairy in the area, but farmer Eugene Foskit (1870-1925) had a solid business delivering milk to stores in and around Monson and Springfield. He was popular around town for his homemade ice cream, which he and his wife Minnie would hand out to kids during horse races held in Monson's large gathering place, Flynt Park.

So it was positively scandalous when he was accused of watering down his milk in 1919, an insult to both his product and his integrity. He denied it so vehemently that the police engaged a Boston chemist to test a sample. The verdict? Diluted. The fine: $50. How udderly embarrassing.

The creamer is a popular gift among folks who appreciate the farm-to-table life, sent with gift wrapping and personalized messages throughout the U.S.

These handmade 100% beeswax candles are made in the shape of vintage bottles, cast from one-of-a-kind molds using liquid silicone. Because I'm also a journalist, I enjoy researching the bottles' histories, and tag each candle with its fascinating backstory. In addition to smelling richly, sweetly natural, beeswax candles burn cleaner than petroleum-based paraffin, and help neutralize toxins in the air.

Beeswax Candle - Vintage Dairy Creamer Bottle

$17.00
In stock

Made In

Wellesley, MA

Usually ships in

7 days

Product Feature

Locally Made

Delivery Method
  • Shipping
This Maker Business is
  • Microbusiness

Description

This creamer (4.5") is from the Monson Milk Company in western Massachusetts. It wasn't the largest dairy in the area, but farmer Eugene Foskit (1870-1925) had a solid business delivering milk to stores in and around Monson and Springfield. He was popular around town for his homemade ice cream, which he and his wife Minnie would hand out to kids during horse races held in Monson's large gathering place, Flynt Park.

So it was positively scandalous when he was accused of watering down his milk in 1919, an insult to both his product and his integrity. He denied it so vehemently that the police engaged a Boston chemist to test a sample. The verdict? Diluted. The fine: $50. How udderly embarrassing.

The creamer is a popular gift among folks who appreciate the farm-to-table life, sent with gift wrapping and personalized messages throughout the U.S.

These handmade 100% beeswax candles are made in the shape of vintage bottles, cast from one-of-a-kind molds using liquid silicone. Because I'm also a journalist, I enjoy researching the bottles' histories, and tag each candle with its fascinating backstory. In addition to smelling richly, sweetly natural, beeswax candles burn cleaner than petroleum-based paraffin, and help neutralize toxins in the air.

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