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July 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm
Very nice web site, Thanks. I do not see any photos from the Page Dairy Plant located in Bluffton, Ohio. What was the history of the plant in Bluffton, and were there any other locations?
August 2, 2010 at 9:01 am
Thank you for your comment on the Page Dairy website. We will look at putting up the pictures of the different locations. There were five plant locations total. The main processing plant was in Toledo and the second largest plant was in Mansfield. Besides milk both of the plants were known for butter processing, ice cream, cottage cheese etc. The other three locations were Bluffton, Whitehouse and Weston, Michigan. These three plants were milk condensing plants which went back a few generations in the Page ancestry.
Thanks for your comment and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
October 30, 2010 at 11:21 pm
I have a package of Page Playing Cards. Could you tell me anything about them? I bought them in a box at a yard sale a few years ago. They’re in pretty good shape.
Thanks, Take Care, Chuck Martin
October 31, 2010 at 7:48 am
Hi Chuck, for the playing cards, see some of them pictured above, the older ones, like the kleen maid, are more collectible then the ones with the dogs on them. The cards were giving out a promotional items and as Christmas gifts over the years that the dairy was in business. If it is a full deck, you should have one card that shows the different plants of the Page Dairy. I see these decks sell on ebay, and if in good shape I have seen a deck go for $50 to $100 and sometimes more.
November 9, 2010 at 12:08 am
Hello! Great site. If you know anything of an A&P connection (The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.) with Page’s we would appreciate any information. In our archive we have an advertising card about the size of an postal card that states, ‘First Again’ A&P leads the way by reducing milk prices. Page’s Sweet MILK now Quart 7 1/2 Cents at A&P Food Stores.
The reverse speaks of the Northeastern Cooperative Dairyman’s Association trying to persuade the Page Co. not to sell milk to the A&P in Toledo.
We do not know the accurate date of this advertising. We have a few Page bottles on display with the card stock ad. We assume by the price it is 20s or 30s. We would like permission to download some of your period pictures to place with an extended exhibit on A&P Milk and dairy processing
Thank you for your time, and again a very informative and interesting site.
Walt Waholek President, A&P Historical Society
December 11, 2010 at 2:39 am
Ty M. Brunt
Hi. This is a wonderful site. My great grandfather retired from the Toledo dairy, That is the reason I collect Page Dairy items. The pictures you have give me a idea on what items I still do not have in my collection. I meet one of the Page family a couple of years ago when I put a ice cream carton on Ebay. It is a pleasure to have a site to go to that might clear up a lot of history for me.
December 12, 2010 at 11:13 am
Great site you have here. I found a picture of a 1920 gold medal creamery cap pick.in your pictures. Wish I had some idea of what it might be worth.
January 2, 2011 at 10:38 pm
Hello, I was wondering if you knew anything about Scheffert Bros. Dairy Toledo Ohio. I was told that Page may have bought them out.
May 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm
I found a 10 to 15 gal.milk can today. It has a brass id tag on it page dairy. Very old
July 4, 2011 at 11:10 am
Hi! I have a milk can and was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about it. It has a tag on the lid that says Saline Route L Barbley Milan The Page Dairy Comp Toledo Ohio #25178. I would like to know some history and what this might be worth. Thank you for your time and the great web site.
July 8, 2011 at 11:17 am
Hi Doug and Carol.
As far as the milk cans are concerned it is hard to say what they are worth, the best way is to go out on the auction websites and see what they go for. The brass ID tags were used by the dairy to identify the can for inventory purposes and most of the cans in the early 1900s were used to carry the milk and cream from the farms to the dairy as refrigerated tanker trucks did not exist until the 40s. Some of the cans were specific to a dairy farm, and I believe that is what you have Carol. There are a lot of larger cans still around and they are not as popular as the odd size cans (one gallon, three gallon etc).
Sorry I cannot help you further on what they might be worth.
August 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Great site.I worked at the Mansfield plant from 1953 untill 1972.Best job I ever had.When the plant was closing I went to work for Smith Dairy untill retiring in April 1999.I took a picture of an old 5 1/2 lb. Page cottage cheese carton I have.I will try to send you a copy if any one would like to see it.
September 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm
My grandmother, Stella Sullinger and my father Edward Miller worked at the Mansfield Plant for most of their lives! I have been keeping an eye on e-bay for collectables. I had no idea so many existed!
Thanks for the web site!
September 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm
We continue to be surprised by the number of items that still are available and in good shape. Glad you enjoy the site!
November 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm
My grandfather Darwin George Cordrey worked as a refrigerated truck driver from 1917 through at least 1929. There is no record of him after this point. although he may have continued his service in Whitehouse, Toledo, or Weston, MI for many years forward. Does the dairy have a personnel archive, paper copy or digitized that can be searched for employee information? Thanks.
July 4, 2012 at 6:18 am
I just purchased a building at 101 Wabash, Toledo, Oh. An old picture shows it as The Ohio Dairy Co.
I’m wondering if you could give me some information about that location. Was that the location of the fire?
When did the Ohio Dairy Co. become the Page Dairy.
Thank you for your time.
Ann Albright, president
Swan Creek Candle Co.
July 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm
Henry A. Page Sr. was the president in 1905 of the Ohio Dairy Company, formerly located at the corner of Erie and Orange streets in Toledo. In 1913 he established the Page Dairy. I’m not sure of the dates of the Ohio Dairy. Tom was the keeper of the memorabilia, and he passed away in December. We will see what we can find for you.
Thanks for writing!
September 24, 2012 at 12:40 am
DO YOU SELL ANY OF THE BOTTLE OR CARRIERS? I lIKE THE PINT SIZE….
THANKS FOR ANY INFO YOU CAN PROVIDE.
October 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm
We do not have any for sale, but check e-bay. Frequently there are bottles and other items for sale.
Thank you for your interest!
October 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Do you have any Scheffert Bros Dairy Milk Bottles? Also any other items from Scheffert Bros Dairy. My grandfather was Albert and my Uncle Ed was the delivery person. I am interested in anything.
October 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm
I checked our collection, but we do not have any bottles from Scheffert Brothers Dairy. Good luck with your search!
December 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm
I have a “Baby’s Record” Booklet, on facing page it reads “With Best Wishes frome the Page Dairy Co.” illustrations by ?
M. Burd. It has sveral pages where the proud parents could record birthdate, siblings names and milestones etc. Illustrations seem to be from the 1920 or ’30’s. Any idea of publication date?? I did not see one of these in your Collectibles pages.
December 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm
Thank you for your post! I just added our “Baby’s Record” book to our site. It is now the first picture on the first of four pages in the collectible gallery. I’m not sure how we missed putting that on the site. I’m wondering if this is the same as yours or if it is different. The one we have says “Compliments of the Page Dairy Co” not “With Best Wishes,” though your description of the book sounds very much the same. I do not know of the publication date, but I agree with you that it looks like it is from the ’20s or ’30s. I’m anxious to hear if yours is the same.
January 27, 2013 at 10:34 am
Just acquired a deck of the “Milk Maid 2″ playing cards (one card missing) in near mont condition. I was wondering what era do these cards date from?
January 27, 2013 at 4:21 pm
While I don’t know for sure, my guess is that the cards are from the mid to late 1920s. Our decks have cards with the pictures of the five Page plants: Toledo, Whitehouse opened in 1917; Mansfield (1921); Weston (1922) and Bluffton (1919). One has a bridge “Table of Points” card revised in 1926. With the Kleen-Maid brand and old Page logo, that would be my best guess. Hope that helps.
February 25, 2013 at 11:34 am
After doing some more research on how playing cards are dated, I have determined that the “Mild Maid #1″ is dated from 1916, and “Milk Maid #2″ is dated 1931. I just acquired the “Milk Maid #1″ deck in very good condition over the weekend.
March 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm
Im wondering my wife grandmother gave two wooden chair with metal sing in it, you have in your pictures above. Can you tell me if or what the value would be ?
March 22, 2013 at 8:07 am
We also have a few chairs, but do not know the value. They were used in the lunch room at the dairy during its operation. We have an old picture of the chairs in use at Camp Miakonda, and we use ours occasionally. They are great conversation starters!
Hope that helps!
May 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm
Janice Broussard Coari
In 1917 my Great Great Uncle worked as a laborer for the Toledo Dairy Company, which I am assuming became the Page Dairy. Would this be possibly one and the same Dairy ? THANKS for any light you can shed !
Loved the photos and website !
May 19, 2013 at 10:04 am
I have a glass container that is 7 1/2″ wide and 7″ tall it is marked property of The P.D Company Toledo Ohio. Could you tell me anything about it.
May 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm
Any ideas any one? Do you have a picture?
May 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm
I found a Page’s milk bottle. The raised letters are printed. PAGE’S on the side and twice on the bottom. It is a one pint bottle. Along the bottom front is “ONE PINT LIQUID” and “REGISTERED”. All the photos show the writing in cursive?
Any ideas as to the value?
Also on the bottom is 1 (triangle shape with some mark inside) 41
May 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm
I’m not sure of the value. Are there any bottle collectors who have purchased recently that know?
Thanks for your comment!
May 20, 2013 at 4:34 pm
Here is a link to pictures of the glass container. Any ideas anyone?
October 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm
I remember our milkman from Page. We lived in the 3100 Block of Summit St in Toledo. His name was Poling. We called him Rosey. What a nice man. I remember in the 50’s that when he delivered milk, my grandmother had a cup of coffee for him. His son went on to be a news broadcaster nationally for CBS, Doug Poling. I remember him well.
October 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Thank you for sharing!