Cream Separator, ball bearing, painted red cast iron body, made by Lister, R.A. ...
Cream Separator, ball bearing, painted red cast iron body, made by Lister, R.A. & Co. Ltd., DursleyAbout this object
The first cream separator used in Australia was brought to the country in 1883 by Mr. D. L. Dymock on behalf of the Fresh Food and Ice Company located in Mittagong. The Pioneer Dairy Company, as it was known, was erected in 1883 and opened the following year. In fact two separators were introduced at the time, both by the Fresh Food and Ice Company.
These early machines were worked with a hand crank to initiate the centrifugal process, though this source of power was later replaced with steam turbine engines and later still with the widespread availability of electricity. The invention of the first continuous cream separator by De Laval was an important development which had strong impacts on the growth of the dairy industry in Australia.
The centrifugal process separated the milk into cream (made up of denser fat globules) and skim milk (which was retained to feed pigs). The introduction of the mechanical cream separator transformed the dairy industry. It enabled farmers to more rapidly (and in larger quantities) process their milk into cream.
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Body bade from painted red cast iron. Two spouts positioned below the holder for the bowl (not retained) enabled the cream product and skim milk to pass out of the machine.
Each day before starting
pour in oil until it dips
from underflow. Drain
off oil and renew every two months
oil from overflow must not
be used again on separator"
"2218/ 27" [raised lettering, casted iron on body]
"42/8130" [raised lettering, casted iron on body]
"42/ 9127" [raised lettering, casted iron on body]
"R.A.Lister & Co. Ltd.
Dursley. England" [company emblem painted on separator's body]
Cream Separator" [company emblem painted on separator's body]
Does anyone know what grade of oil should be used in the Lister Cream Separator?
I own a ss14 lister model. I need the spouts to be replated and I'm looking for a plant to run the seperator
looking for part for a lister cream separator. Part that I am looking for is the tap. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
in relation to your question kirsty you have to wind the screw out a little that should make your cream thicker, if it is still not thick enough for you then i would recomend putting it through again. hope this helps. also when you wind the screw out if the 2 cones will not desemble after runing the machine then just screw it back in.
hi I currently use the lister separator, but i want to know how to adjust it to make my cream thicker do i wind the little screw with the square center that the cream comes out of in or out to make my cream thick currently I put my cream back threw for a second go to get it thick.Cheers Kristy
we have two of these at home (in parts)
i was wondering if you know if there is an archived manual or somthing on how to put them together
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