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Title Dairy bottle cap: Janssen Div., U.S. Dairy Products Corp., 109 Grand St., Hoboken, N.J. Pasteurized & Bottled Grade B Milk. N.d., ca. 1925-1940.
Object Name Cap, Bottle
Catalog Number 2011.005.0201
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Dairy bottle cap: Janssen Division, U.S. Dairy Products Corpn [Corporation], 109 Grand St., Hoboken, N.J. Pasteurized and Bottled Grade B Milk. No date, circa 1925-1940. Cardboard printed in red and green, 1-5/8" diameter; die-cut tab and staple; unused.

Other text following the 'B' grade letter: Thursday at Plant No. 501 Hoboken, N.J.

Grade B milk was not for retail distribution and direct home consumption; it was a manufacturing grade intended for use in cheeses and other products.

The lettering of Janssen suggests the 1920s and the information in notes may be useful.


Date 1925-1940
Year Range from 1925
Year Range to 1940
Search Terms Janssen Dairy
109 Grand St.
U.S. Dairy Products Corporation
Caption milk cap
Imagefile 106\20110050201.TIF
Notes The Janssen Dairy Co. was established in Hoboken and remained here for several decades. The U.S. Dairy Products Corporation was a holding company which controlled a significant number of dairy and dairy related businesses in the northeast. Its establishment as a functioning company is considered as 1923, but The New York Times of Dec. 5, 1919 notes a Delaware charter given to it as a Wilmington corporation at that time.

By the mid-1920s it controlled dozens of companies and brands. Along with two other major producers, the group was considered as a Milk Trust. They controlled over two-thirds of the New York market in this period and into the 1930s. When Janssen became part of it has not been located.
Classification Dairies
Business & Commerce