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The Old Grainery

Cast Iron Centrifuge, Dairy Farm Cream Butter Fat Tester, Antique Farm Tool

Cast Iron Centrifuge, Dairy Farm Cream Butter Fat Tester, Antique Farm Tool

Regular price $299.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $299.00 USD
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Burrell and Babcock Facile Milk Cream Fat Tester!!

This rare dairy farm antique measures 17" across the lid X 12" tall and has an inner centrifuge with 8 hanging brass cups, each with a uniform hole in the bottom. These cups are mounted to swing freely as the carousel~operated by the outer wooden-handled crank~spins. Drain holes in the base. Tripod feet. This tester helped a dairy farmer keep track of the amount of fat in his milking stock~enabling him to adjust feed accordingly. Knowing the approximate butterfat was important to both the farmer and the creameries he sold to. Very good, working condition. Great aged surface.

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