I promised you an even fancier milkman wheel and I think I have not failed to deliver! It looks like APCO Specialities of Alliance, Ohio, may have been acquired by Jarman Co., also of Alliance. Jarman Co. had the right idea: put the date on their product. This milk bottle instruction device was copyrighted in 1949. And they went the extra mile by giving their device a catchy name: the E-Z-C Signal! The E-Z-C, which is E-Z-R to say than to type, has 23 cards. You can order buttermilk, orange juice, orange drink, and even cream-top milk.
While it may boast a degree of superiority over the Daricraft wheel (the cardboard is a bit sturdier and there's a phone number), the E-Z-C doesn't make it in the style department. I still prefer the Daricraft. What do you think?
In case you're curious about the tiny little logo at the bottom of each of these wheels, I'll tell you what it says. I had to use my microscope to read it (really). It says, "Typographical Union Label, Alliance, O."
UPDATE! Jarman is still in business in Alliance! And it continues its commitment to design excellence on its website: www.jarmanprinting.com