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Hand Crank Dairy Centrafuge

Description

Bevelled rectangular wooden base with iron tripod base supporting a hollow drum with one straight side cut to reveal twisted iron post which supports a metal "tree" with four pairs of arms holding four suspended brass cylindrical tubes; crank emerges from centre of drum which causes the post and tree to turn and the tubes to spread out from their vertical position; adjustable screw clamp opposite crank

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1950
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: Official/ Babcock/ Tester Incised on other side: 467X
Material
brass (alloy)
embossing
iron (metal)
molding (forming)
steel (alloy)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Embossed
embossing
Iron
iron (metal)
Molded
molding (forming)
Steel
steel (alloy)
TESTER, MILK(?)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
11 x 16 x 12 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.234
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth McAfoose
GUSN
10092

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