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Seen in storage space (or the "to be repaired" yard) of a small town museum. Many of you would probably know what this machine is. In my youth I have spent some time turning a handle like this one, but on machines in good working order.

 

Have another great 2017 weekend.

 

 

comments (15)

I love all the rust! What is it?
Louis: It is a separator that separates the cream from milk, by using centrifugal forces. This one is a bit broken, not to mention rusted.
A quoi sert-elle ?
Louis: C'est pour séparer la crème du lait.
I sure hope it's not an over-sized meat grinder, Louis. smile Have a great weekend yourself!
Louis: Thank you Ginnie. It is a separator that separates the cream from milk, by using centrifugal forces. This one is a bit broken, not to mention rusted.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jan 2017, 06:17
Certainly do...I worked one of these often for my grandfather who had a small dairy herd and sold the cream.
Louis: So it is. We had various family members living on farms and whenever you visited there, a boy like me was called on to work the handle. Get it up to speed and "ting-ting" maintain that speed.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Jan 2017, 07:36
It grinds stuff up Louis. And when it emerges you can do things with it
Louis: How much ground could a groundhog grind, if a groundhog could grind ground? One of those!
It is a separator that separates the cream from milk, by using centrifugal forces. This one is a bit broken, not to mention rusted.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jan 2017, 08:58
Reminds me of the meat grinder we used to have but does look a little on the large size!
Louis: It is a separator that separates the cream from milk, by using centrifugal forces. This one is a bit broken, not to mention rusted.
Looks like a cream separator.
Louis: Said without any hesitation. So you have also been around some farms in your youth, Mary.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 6 Jan 2017, 11:13
It's certainly a mincer of some sort, Louis
Louis: It is a separator that separates the cream from milk, by using centrifugal forces. This one is a bit broken, not to mention rusted.
Not sure what it is but on the handle it says it requires 10 turns per minute, so that must be important to the finished product.
Louis: It is a separator that separates the cream from milk, by using centrifugal forces. This one is a bit broken. The trick was to maintain that speed - probably why we were used to turn that handle as youths. The separator also had a bell, that would start sounding when you have reached the right speed. So, "ting-ting" it went.
I have read your replies otherwise I would have had no idea what this fine pile of rust is
Louis: A bit of nostalgia for me, Bill.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 6 Jan 2017, 20:13
Cooking pots from your kitchen, Louis?
Louis: I make fantastic stews and curries in them, Richard. In truth, it is a cream separator used on most farms that produced some quantity of milk.
Some grinding implement?
Louis: For separating the cream from fresh milk.
It's a whatsit! smile
Louis: You gottit!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2017, 10:30
Great picture of rust... and I know I had the advantage that I read the replies and so I googled it... here is a YouTube and please notice, the woman is doing the hard job and the man is telling how it is done.... very telling to me HA HA HA.... grin...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd3QGQSUzgc
Louis: Well, if the woman knew how to do it, she could have been telling the man. Don't be fooled about hard work, I have been doing this ever since the ripe age of 9, to the satisfaction of many a discerning aunt and uncle. The harder work was to churn the cream into butter. Even worse, was that I had to knead the dough for bread and fat cakes - my grandma always trapped me into this one.
  • Gil Zetbase
  • France
  • 8 Jan 2017, 10:18
Love this image!
Happy New Year!
Gil Zetbase
http://gilzetbase.com/
Louis: Thank you Gil and have a prosperous 2017.

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