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Borden company was launched on the bedrock established by this patent – This Day in Patent History

Borden company was launched on the bedrock established by this patent – This Day in Patent History

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On August 19, 1856, Gail Borden of Brooklyn, NY, was issued a U.S. patent for his process for condensed milk

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Condensed milk could be preserved for long periods of storage, and in this form milk became more readily available in large cities than had been possible before.

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His company’s advertising slogan “The milk from contented cows” was one of the great American advertising campaigns.

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Here is Borden’s famous mascot, Elsie, the cow.

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The Borden company is today one of the largest dairy product concerns in the world. The familiar flat-topped cans of Borden’s condensed milk are still available, as are Borden’s ice cream, cheese and other products.

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Patent Information
Publication number: US15553 A
Patent Title: Improvement in concentration of milk
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: Aug 19, 1856
Inventors: Gail Boeder

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