Have you ever seen one of these cow-shaped containers, designed to hold milk or cream?
Sure you have, especially if you've ever done any antiquing. I first saw one in use in a Mom and Pop restaurant many years ago, but didn't know anything about the history of it.
That's why I was happy to see this ad for Jerzee, which ran in the Lorain Journal on October 25, 1972 with the Jerzee Moo Creamer as a promotional item.
Jerzee was manufactured by Defiance Milk Products in Defiance, Ohio, which explains why these creamers are so ubiquitous around here. You can read a comprehensive history of the company here. It's interesting that the firm's roots were in the brewery business, before expanding into an evaporated milk condensory.
The creamer was manufactured by Whirley Industries of Warren, Pennsylvania.
Anyway, there's a whole herd of these Moo Cow Creamers on eBay right now, so let's mooooove'em out!