Babcock Butterfat Tester; c1920s; 5959

Name/Title

Babcock Butterfat Tester

About this object

Four metal tubes containing small glass with long neck mounted on handle and gear unit. Unit mounted on white block of wood

Date Made

c1920s

Medium and Materials

Steel, Brass & Copper

Subject and Association Description

This Babcock tester was used for testing butterfat circa 1920. It has 4 brass containers to hold the test tube whilst being spun centrifugally. It has 6 test tubes (4 small ones for milk and two larger ones for cream.

Credit Line

Donated by Mr W J Swney

Object Type

Butterfat Tester

Object number

5959

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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