Hand Crank Dairy Centrafuge

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1900-1950

GUSN

GUSN-10092

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

Descriptive Terms

brass (alloy)
embossing
iron (metal)
molding (forming)
steel (alloy)
wood (plant material)
Iron
Brass
Steel
Molded
Embossed
TESTER, MILK(?)

Inscription

Embossed on one side: Official/ Babcock/ Tester Incised on other side: 467X

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11 x 16 x 12 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth McAfoose

Accession Number

1995.234