Vintage Galvanized Steel HOOD'S MILK Dairy Milkman Delivery Porch Box Small Size
Unique smaller size milk bottle container milkman milk delivery porch box made of galvanized steel with hinged top and lined inside with insulation material. It measures just 8" x 8" and 11" tall - about half the normal size. Embossed on the front Property of Hood's Milk - a Boston Massachusetts dairy that dominated the market for 100 plus years. The box is complete, hinges work fine, the inside material shows age wear and some splitting - check my photos. Guaranteed a genuine vintage 1950's era porch milk bottle cooler box.
HP Hood LLC is an American dairy company based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Hood was founded in 1846 in Charlestown, Massachusetts by Harvey Perley Hood. Recent company acquisitions by HP Hood have expanded its reach from predominantly New England to the broader United States. Today, the company has an annual sales revenue of about $2.2 billion. HP Hood is a New England icon and their name and logo are well known. While Hood no longer produces milk at their facility along Interstate 93 in Charlestown, they do conduct all their research and development there and the building is still referred to as "the Hood plant" by traffic reporters. The company ran a highway safety campaign called Hood Samaritan (see Good Samaritan) circa 1960, that was later taken over by the CVS Pharmacy chain.At Boston Children's Museum, the outdoor ice cream stand takes the form of a large Hood Milk Bottle. The Hood blimp often appears at sport and cultural events. The Hood blimp made news on September 26, 2006 when it crashed in a wooded area near Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.A Supreme Court Case, H.P. Hood and Sons v. DuMond, was decided in the Hood Company's favor, in which New York was prevented from withholding a license to sell milk made in New York in Massachusetts, based on the dormant commerce clause limitations on state intervention in interstate commerce.The company and their logo served as somewhat of an inspiration to the popular Phish tune "Harry Hood".HARVEY PERLEY HOOD, founder of the firm of H. P. Hood & Sons.fourth in size in the dairy business in the United States, also ownerand founder of one of the finest dairy farms in the state of NewHampshire, located in the town of Derry, Rockingham County, andcomprising over one thousand acres of tilled land and pasturage. wasborn in Chelsea, Vt., June 6, 1823, a son of Harvey and Rebecca (Smith)Hood. Mr. Hood was educated in the schools of his native town and aftergraduating from Randolph Academy returned to the farm, remaining therewith his father until he was twenty-three years old. In 1845 he went toBoston and obtained employinent in a bakery and it was during thisapprenticeship that he became interested in the dairy industry of NewEngland. The opportunities in this industry seemed to open so great afuture that in 1846 he left the bakery and founded the business thatstill bears his name. In 1856 Mr. Hood found that his health was betterin the country and he therefore gave up his home in Boston and moved toDerry where he continued in the milk business and brought a carload ofmilk from Derry to Boston each day. Two years later he bought theRedfield farm which he re-named Hood Farm and at once began to improve,remodel and enlarge the old buildings and erect new ones. He wasengaged in this work and in the transportation of milk to Boston untilhis death on June 17,1900. The bussiness he founded steadily grew untiltoday the firm of H. P. Hood & Sons is known throughout the country asone of the largest and most reputable dealers in dairy products. Mr.Hood, in the early fifties, founded a grain business which has steadilygrown in size under the present firm.Mr. Hood was for many years a director in the National Bank of Derryand on two occasions represented the town in the State Legislature. Hewas known among all his friends and business associates as a man ofsterling integrity and great business ability, while at the same timehe took a great interest in all benevolent work and in furthering andassisting all plans for the benefit of the town and its citizens. Fewmen have; had so successful a career or have better deserved the rewardfrom intelligently directed industry. In 1850 Mr. Hood married Miss Caroline Laura Corwin, a native ofTunbridge, Vt., but whose home had been in Boston several years priorto her marriage. Six children were born to this union, three sons andthree daughters-Charles H. Edward J., Gilbert H., Laura. C. Clara R.,and Ne1lie F. The sons inherit their father's business ability and arecarrying on successfully today the great industry which he establishedand in which he took so active a part.