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Milk Vat, stainless steel, used in milk room configuration for cooling milk

Milk Vat, stainless steel, used in milk room configuration for cooling milkMilk Vat, stainless steel, used in milk room configuration for cooling milkMilk Vat, Lawrence Cooler and Milk Bucket, The Principles of Modern Dairy Practice, Grotenfelt and Woll, page 64
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Milk Vat, stainless steel, used in milk room configuration for cooling milk
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A milk vat was used as a storage container for recently attained milk that needed to be cooled. It would be positioned above a cream cooler on a bracket or shelf. A house attached to the bottom front of the vat would regulate the flow of milk from the vat, which would fall over a milk or cream cooler and likely be recycled back to the vat for further cooling. Once sufficiently cooled, the milk would be let into a milk can positioned on the ground, and would be taken to a factory for further processesing (into cream or butter) or to be sold. If milk was to be separated at the home dairy before being taken to the factory, it was important that the milk had been cooled first.
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Milk Vat

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