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Name Coors Malted Milk
Details Coors Brewing Company entered the malted milk business during the years of Prohibition. It seemed a natural choice since the production of malted milk used the same processes and equipment as the production of malted barley for brewing beer.

Adoph Coors Jr. convinced the Mars Candy Company to choose Coors as its main supplier of malted milk, a deal that saves the company.

Coors ends malted milk production in 1957.

Associated Records

Image of 2015.016.001 - Narrative

2015.016.001 - Narrative

"A Vacation in Colorado: July 4, 1941 to August 1, 1941" as written by Harold A. Miner with William Miner. A 47 page narrative about their vacation to Colorado and Golden in 1941.

Image of 2016.026.003 - Receipt

2016.026.003 - Receipt

Blank receipt for Coors Golden Malted Milk. Blush color. A 5 pound tin cost $1.35, while a 25 pound tin cost $5.57. Coors produced malted milk beginning in the Prohibition era and ending in 1957. 7.25" tall x 4.25" wide.

Image of 2016.026.004 - Receipt

2016.026.004 - Receipt

Blank receipt for Coors Golden Malted Milk. Yellow in color. A 5 pound tin cost $1.35, while a 25 pound tin cost $5.57. Coors produced malted milk beginning in the Prohibition era and ending in 1957. 7.25" tall x 4.25" wide.

Image of 2016.026.005 - Receipt

2016.026.005 - Receipt

Blank receipt for Coors Golden Malted Milk. Light yellow, green in color. A 5 pound tin cost $1.35, while a 25 pound tin cost $5.57. Coors produced malted milk beginning in the Prohibition era and ending in 1957. 7.25" tall x 4.25" wide.

Image of 1989.65 - Ashtray

1989.65 - Ashtray

Green, ceramic, Prohibition era ashtray with "Coors Malted Milk Golden" embossed around rim. Cow heads in two of the cigarette racks and leaf pattern in other two.

Image of 2008.011.001 - Jar, Food Storage

2008.011.001 - Jar, Food Storage

Coors malted milk bottle with original lid. Bottle marked Coors Golden Colorado. Aluminum lid has "Coors" stamped on the top. Coors began to bottle their malted milk in jars for individual sale in the 1920s.

Image of 2011.003.025 - Brochure

2011.003.025 - Brochure

One promotional brochure issued by the Golden Chamber of Commerce titled, Golden, Colorado, a place to live a place to visit. The brochure includes a brief history of Golden 1859-1926 written by Richard Broad Jr. Pictures include Guggenheim Hall, Golden in 1865, Golden's first hotel, the first Masonic lodge, Golden High School, Golden Fire Brick Company, and a panoramic view of Golden with a legend that identifies key landmarks.

Image of 2012.077.002 - Can, Food Storage

2012.077.002 - Can, Food Storage

Coors Pure Malted Milk can that held 16 ounces of malted milk. There are four sides that make up the can with a metal screw on top. The main side has a picture of a cow standing in front of a sign for "Coors Malted Milk" with Castle Rock and South Table Mountain in the background. The second side has directions for mixing and instructions for infant feeding. The third side has a description of the Coors Malted Milk plant. The fourth side has other uses for malted milk.

Image of 2015.042.001 - Can, Milk

2015.042.001 - Can, Milk

One 40 quart, metal milk can with two handles and attached lid. Can is embossed Adolph Coors CO Golden, Colo. It appears can was painted at one time and stripped back down to metal. Inside of neck of can shows evidence of green and red paint.

Image of 2017.009.001 - Sign

2017.009.001 - Sign

Sign, "Coors / Pure Malted Milk / Select Brand" and "Very Healthful and Nourishing / Next to Mother's Milk the Best Food for Infants / Unequaled for Hospital and Family Use / Accepted by / Leading Physicians and Druggists / As Superior to Other Malted Milks." Cardboard sign printed on a white background with a blue border and red and black lettering. On back is handwritten an employee attendance sheet for the months of July and August,1954, for ten employees.

Image of None - Canister

None - Canister

Coors Malted Milk tin with lid. Tin is square with cream paint and blue and silver lettering that says Adolph Coors Company, Golden - Denver, Colorado USA.

Image of Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Image of Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Soft-sided, saddle bound souvenir booklet of Caps & Taps publication for the Adolph Coors 100th anniversary 1873- 1973. Cover contains a reproduction lithograph of the Adolph Coors Company in 1900. The interior contains a history of the company; sections discussing the evolution of packaging, malted milk, warehouse and production; images of bottles and products, old advertisements, newspaper articles, labels previously used; and messages from the Coors family, as well as images of the family mansion. Edited by Bill Yetzbacher.

Image of 2011.045.002 - Print, Photographic

2011.045.002 - Print, Photographic

Color photo of a Coors Malted Milk advertisement sign. Full text, Coors Pure Malted Milk Select Brand, Very healthful and nourishing, Next to Mothers Milk the best food for infants, unequaled for hospital and family use, Accepted by leading physicians and druggists as superior to other malted milks.

Image of 2011.099.132 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.132 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Coors mansion with the Malted Milk "sign" made from flowers in the foreground located on a small grassy hill. All buildings for the Coors mansion are still visible: the greenhouses, the pool house, and the main mansion building. The malted milk sign reads: "The Home of Coors Pure Malted Milk".

Image of 2011.099.423 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.423 - Print, Photographic

Black and white negative of the Coors Brewery complex with the Coors Pure Malted Milk sign on top of the building. A train is running to the left of the building that has cars painted with the Coors logo on the side. Clear Creek is in the foreground of the photograph. Written on the bottom: Coors Brewery-Golden, Colo. "Bolitho".

Image of 2012.051.022 - Print, Photographic

2012.051.022 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Coors Brewery as seen in the 1930's viewed from South Table Mountain toward the North. The Brewery has the Malted Milk sign on the top of the front building. The smokestack with "Coors" is seen on the North side of the Brewery buildings. The Coors Mansion greenhouses are seen on the East side of the Brewery buildings. Directly to the North of the Brewery are the cooling ponds. Goosetown is located on the opposite side of Clear Creek from the Brewery with North Table Mountain in the background.

Image of 2012.051.023 - Print, Photographic

2012.051.023 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Coors Brewery as seen in the 1930's viewed from South Table Mountain toward the North. The Brewery has the Malted Milk sign on the top of the front building. The smokestack with "Coors" is seen on the North side of the Brewery buildings. Directly to the North of the Brewery are the cooling ponds. Goosetown is located on the opposite side of Clear Creek from the Brewery with North Table Mountain in the background.

Image of 2013.056.068 - Print, Photographic

2013.056.068 - Print, Photographic

Black and white digital photograph of Coors Brewery with the "Coors Pure Malted Milk" sign on the outside in addition to the smoke stack with "Coors". The large tank building on the right is under construction. The base of South Table Mountain is seen on the right with North Table Mountain in the background.

Image of 2014.034.008 - Print, Photographic

2014.034.008 - Print, Photographic

Black and white digital photograph of the Coors Brewery building with the Coors Pure Malted Milk sign on the top of the building. A large smokestack with the word "Coors" is located on the left side of the photograph. A row of train cars are seen parked along the side of the building with "Coors Beer labels" along the sides. South Table Mountain is seen on the right side of the photograph.