Milk Bottle Taps Cream Line (Sep, 1935)

Milk Bottle Taps Cream Line
A PAPER milk bottle containing a collapsible cellophane spout at the cream line has been invented in California to permit the removal of cream without disturbing the milk. To drain the cream, the spout is extended, and the liquid flows into a container. Because of the cheapness of manufacture, the bottle may be discarded after use. The inventor estimates the savings to be effected by the average family using this type of bottle at more than $2 a month.

6 comments
  1. Rick Auricchio says: January 27, 20089:44 am

    It’s a neat invention, sort of a variation on the gravy-separators that pour off the gravy without the fat.

    But it was killed by homogenized milk.

    And nowadays, with 2%, 1% and lower-fat milks, where’s the cream anyway?

  2. Firebrand38 says: January 27, 20087:47 pm

    In the little cartons marked “Cream” of course and in the Redi-Whip cans.

  3. Rick Auricchio says: January 27, 20087:56 pm

    Oh, wise guy, eh? Nyuk nyuk nyuk…

  4. Neil Russell says: January 27, 20088:14 pm

    I still remember coffee shop creamers that were in little paper containers. They had a little square pull-off tab and were usually on the table in a little bowl.
    Really nothing to do with this topic, but that particular synapse fired when I read the article.
    It’s one of those things that I didn’t notice when they changed over to the little plastic cups with creamer in them that you see today.

  5. Blurgle says: January 28, 200812:30 am

    Another thing that’s changed since then, or at least that’s changed where I live since then, is the percentage of cream in milk. Milk used to range between 4.8% and 5.2% MF; now it’s standardized at 3.5%.

  6. Suchandra dasi says: July 27, 20084:48 pm

    It’s such a cool little invention. I could use it since I have raw milk with cream on the top. (I like to use the cream to make my own butter). Wow the milk used to be between 4.8 and 5.2! Yummy!! Nobody nowadays even knows what real milk tastes like!

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