Babcock Butterfat Tester; c1920s; 5959


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


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


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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