|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|
|Collection||Hoboken Commerce Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
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.
|Year Range from||1925|
|Year Range to||1940|
109 Grand St.
U.S. Dairy Products Corporation
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.
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