A-239A, Spilled Milk
Designer: Tom Masterson
S1957; F1958-F1961, as “Milk Bucket” (Silver/white)
S1962-F1971, as A-239 “Milk Bucket” (Silver/white)
F1972-S1974, as “Spilled Milk Bucket” (Silver/white)
F1974-F2000; F2006-F2007, as “Spilled Milk Pail” (Silver/white)
[dates unknown] Special Run (Gold)
2019, as “Slip Bucket,” Special Run by Hagen-Renaker Tennessee. Approximately 65 were made and distributed randomly to Hagen-Renaker Collector’s Club members in February 2019. (White bucket, grey milk, pearl bead on handle)
Mold Book Name: Bucket
Notes: Monrovia spilled milk buckets are silver inside. San Dimas buckets are all white inside. As the mold number indicates, the Spilled Milk was originally an accessory for A-239, Butting Kid. It was also paired with A-369, Tiny Kitten, drinking.
There are rumors that some spilled milk buckets were painted to resemble wood. I have not seen one which is definitely Hagen-Renaker, but there is a very good Japan copy which was painted to look like wood (see photo).