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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Gear Dairy Revisited



January 1, 1967 NM Northwestern

Despite the optimistic tone of this ad piece, the late 1960s were not kind to local dairies.  So many went out of business or were absorbed by larger operations due to rising costs.  We first encountered Gear's last July when we discussed the demise of local dairies in the feature on the Meadowview Dairy, and in November, we featured some imagery of Gear's.  This article provides a nice overview of the operation and was published only six months before Gear's takeover by Morning Glory. 



8 comments:

  1. I own a milk bottle that has the Gear Dairy name on the front of it. I enjoy collecting old family and local memorabilia. It was something I found in my parents basement from years ago.

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  2. I have a metal milk can from Gear Dairy in my garage. Does anyone know how to get in touch with a family member to see if they want it?

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    1. I called the Menasha Historical Society and they're going to get back to me.

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    2. That was my great-grandfather's dairy; I've been collecting memorabilia for years.

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    3. My great grandfather Charles Gear started the Gear's Dairy on his farm. I would be very interested in this if you still have it.

      MaryJo Jensen

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    4. carlajhansen@sbcglobal.netDecember 11, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      Do you still have the milk can? I am interested infall Gear Dairy items

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  4. I found a glass Gears Bottle yesterday on the bottom of Lake Winnebago. As a commercial diver by trade, I find many old glass bottles in rivers and streams. The bottle has Gears Dairy embossed on the glass, along with the words 'third quart liquid. On the bottom of the bottle is the number 46. Trying to figure out the age.

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