Historical information

This style of milk bottle began to appear in Australia in the 1930s. The number stamped on the base indicated the dairy to which the bottle belonged. Nursery milk had a higher guarranteed fat content than ordinary milk. Lady Talbot, the wife of a Victorian Governor, was associated with the movement that was to become in 1908 the Free Kindergarten Union. The Talbot Milk Institute was associated with the Union. It provided free uncontaminated milk to needy families.

Physical description

A wide necked milk bottle made of clear glass 21 cms in length. Embossed in an arc on the front of the bottle: 'Lady Talbot Milk Supply Co. Specially supervised nursery milk.' Also embossed on base: '62'.