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Milk Delivery Can

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Accession Number:1984F32
Collection:Social History
Date:1920 c - 1930 c


This can was used to deliver cream to people's homes in the 1920s. It belonged to Mr and Mrs Bullock who had a dairy round in Kings Norton. They delivered their dairy products on two floats pulled by ponies. They filled their milk churns and cream cans from local dairies at Primrose Hill Farm and Lilycroft Farm. Customers came to their front door with a jug to buy as much milk as they needed and most cream was sold on a Sunday morning. Although the ponies were replaced with a Morris van in the 1930s, petrol shortages during World War II meant that the Bullocks' pony, Doll, was brought back into service.

Presented by Mrs Bullock, 1984.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Place of Origin:England

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Height:15.6 - 13.4 cm
Width:11 cm