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Chester Historical Society

Orange County, New York

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2001 "MilkyWay" Exhibit

By Tony Knipp.

Anthony Knipp, renowned milk scholar, who lived in Blooming Grove, set up an extensive exhibit from his milk industry collection. The exhibit spanned the entire history of the milk industry, such as the earliest urns like the ones used in 1841 on the first shipment of liquid milk to New York City by railroad that spawned the dairy industry as we know it today. He included an early milk bottle capping machine; various types milk containers, from the earliest urns, stoneware jugs, glass bottles, waxed cardboard, and right up to modern plastic containers.

(Updated 2015-03-23)