Cream Separator, hand operated, painted red cast iron body with tin bowl, table-...


Bega Pioneers Museum


Cream Separator, hand operated, painted red cast iron body with tin bowl, table-top design, made by R A Lister & Co. Ltd., Dursley Ltd.

About this object

Cream Separator manufactured by R A Lister & Co Ltd in Dursley, England. The separator used centrifugal force to separate the heavier fat globules from the milk to form cream, with the remnant skim milk pouring out the lower spout. This skim milk was used to feed pigs and calves.

The ball bearing cream separator used balls to maintain the separation between the moving parts of the bearing.


R A Lister & Co. Ltd.

Maker Role



Dangar Gedye & Co. Ltd.

Maker Role

Local Agent- New South Wales

Place Made

Dursley, England

Medium and Materials

Painted cast iron body, red with crank handle on side of separator. The two spouts poured out the cream and skim milk respectively. Bowl has been retained in place.

Inscription and Marks

"Manufactured by
R. A. Lister & Co. Ltd.
Dursley, England

New South Wales Agents
Dangar Gedye & Co. Ltd.
Sydney" [Steel plate on crank handle]

47/ BBB4" [Raised, cast iron lettering on body]

Object Type

Cream Separator

Copyright Licence  

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Gordon Mcleod 17 Feb 2014 22:51 PM,UTC

I have just recently found one of the seperator model you have displayed, can you please give me an idea of the age?

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