A white tin metal milk box with hinged lid and insulating polystyrene liner inside.
On the front of the box is a decal featuring a faded red cow and ‘Meadow Brook Farms Dairy, Clarksville, N.Y’. This classic American-made non-locking box was perfect for home deliveries to the front porch or door. The interior of the box is insulated with polystyrene to keep milk and other food products cool and fresh. On the back of the box is the original ‘Milkboxes, Phoenix Metal Products Inc. Freeport, New York, 11520’ sticker but the printing has worn away so it just looks white now.
The decal has started to wear away, plus there is some paint chipping, surface scratches and possible rust spots. The interior polystyrene insulation is a bit worn in places but is still in tact. The metal liner at the bottom is a bit corroded. Please see images. These boxes were placed on the door step or porch for milk deliveries to prevent freezing in winter and keeping cool in summer.
We have more of these milk boxes in stock that vary in size, so please look at our other listings or contact us for more details.
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Product Code: 314560
Styling: This could be used to keep bottles or cans of drinks cool at parties, use for storage or display in dairies, ice cream parlours, cafés, retail spaces or restaurants. Repurpose into a garden planter or similar.