A cream separator was used to separate the cream from the milk after the milking was done. These machines used centrifugal force to send the cream and the milk to separate spouts where the flowed into their own containers. The person operating the separator, usually the farmer’s wife or child, would turn a handle around and around. As it spun thousands of RPMs developed. This spun the container and caused the milk to be pulled against the walls of the separator while the cream, which was lighter, ollected in the center. The separators came in a variety of sizes from small tabletop models for small farms to huge floor models for larger dairies. Up for sale is this Antique The De Laval Cream Separator Tin Lithograph Advertising Match Holder. This is a looking De Laval Cream Separator Match Holder that has nice graphic and color. This one is still in nice condition and show very nice. This one still has great graphics (see pictures) with some light age wear. Size is 61/4″Tall x 3″ wide. Thanks for looking, emails are welcome.
A cream separator was used to separate the cream from the milk after the milking was done. These machines used centrifugal force to send the cream and the milk to separate spouts where the flowed into their own containers.
Since not many collectors are familiar with antique cream separators, it can be hard to tell if all the parts are there or not. Here is a list of basic parts that most of these machines will have.
- Bowl – the middle of the separator
- Bowl chamber – holds the bowl
- Cream spout – the spout where the cream flows out
- Float – may be round or flat
- Regulating cover – houses the float
- Skim spout – the spout where the milk comes out
- Spindle – the part of the machine that turns the bowl
- Supply Can – holds the milk
|Item Weight||16.11 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||15.28 x 15.2 x 11.34 inches|
$59.99 – $199.99