You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant. (Excepting Alice.)
You can get anything you want on eBay too — including glass bottles from long ago.
Alert “06880” reader Seth Schachter saw this for sale the other day:
It’s hard to see. But the milk bottle says: “Twin Silo Farm, Westport, Conn.”
Seth has no idea where that dairy was. I don’t either.
But Jacques Voris, Jack Whittle or some other historically minded “06880” reader probably does.
Seth did not buy it. (The winning bid was $306.)
However, he’s got several other old Westport bottles in his collection. If anyone knows anything about any of these businesses, click “Comments” below. Inquiring minds — and bottle collectors everywhere — want to know.
E.D. Noy Inc., Greens Farms, Conn.:
The Westport Drug Co., Geo. J. Green, Westport, Conn.:
Here’s one many people have heard of. Believe it or not, Embalmers Supply was the largest company of its kind in the country. Founded in 1887 by C.B. Dolge, it moved in 1891 to the riverfront property by Ford Road, near the current headquarters of Bridgewater Associates:
Who knows what that bottle was once filled with?!