Liberty Glass Company Commemorative Cream Bottle
Among other items in our collection is an advertising paperweight made in 1920, clear and painted gold with an images of a milk bottle with the Statue of Liberty embossed on it. The company continued to emphasize their patriotism with a metal token (3 ¾” diameter) issued in 1926 for the United States Sesquicentennial that feature an image of the Liberty Bell on one side and a milk bottle on the other side. A letter in our archives dated April 1, 1933, has a great vignette of the factory, as well as the same Statue of Liberty bottle seen on the paperweight.
A unique piece of ephemera from the company is a set of six Magic Age Cards from circa 1946. Instructions on the envelope state that anyone’s age (or a secret number) can be guessed by having the individual pick out all of the cards with that number. The trick is accomplished by adding the numbers in the upper left corners. The backs of the cards have advertising slogans and photographs of Liberty’s new Econotainer milk bottles, touting the virtues of square milk bottles over the round ones previously made by most milk bottle producers.
A final unexpected object in our collection is a license plate recommending that you Buy in Glass.
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