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Title Bottle, milk: Greten's Dairy, Hoboken, N.J. One Qt. Store Bottle. N.d., ca. 1930s.
Object Name Bottle
Other Name Bottle, Dairy
Catalog Number 2010.007.0280
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Greten's Dairy, Hoboken, N.J. One Quart Store Bottle. Five cent deposit. No date, circa 1930s. Clear glass with embossed lettering, hobnail grip neck; 4-3/4" diameter x 9-9/16" high. Two each.

Richard C. Greten had a store at 537 Garden St. (southeast corner of Sixth and Garden Streets), Hoboken in 1926 (a 1918 dairy listing see notes). It was not listed as a dairy in city directory. It is likely this was a retail market where dairy products were the specialty. The bottle was a store bottle marked as such and required a deposit to guarantee its return to the store.

Front: "Store Bottle" inside circle as body tapers to neck; below inside circle: Greten's Dairy, Hoboken, N.J.; at foot in two lines: "Registered" and "123"

Back: 5¢ [five cents] in inside circle as bottom tapers to neck; below in straight lines "One Quart | Liquid"; at base in one line: "A .B.C.2"

Neck as has two tiers of hobnails circling it.

Base has large lettering "R H G" with "5¢" [five cents] above and below them; to right of 'G' is "26" running perpendicular to it.

Date 1932-1940
Year Range from 1932
Year Range to 1940
People Greten, Richard C.
Search Terms Greten's Dairy
537 Garden St.
Caption front
Imagefile 076\20100070280.JPG
Notes Polk 1926: Greten personal is listed as dairy 537 Garden St.; not listed in categories such as Dairies, Grocers - Retail, etc.

1918 listing: Blodgetts Mill - Greten, M.S. [milk supplier?], Blodgetts Mill, N.Y., Richard C. Greten, 214 Grand st., Hoboken, N.J.
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Classification Retail
Business & Commerce
Domestic Life