Milk weighing; Parsch & Larsen Petersen Horsens Denmark; 1920's; 2008-11

Name/Title

Milk weighing

About this object

When dairy farmers took their milk to the factory in cans the weight of milk in each can was required. One method was to weigh the can with milk, then empty the can, reweigh so get the weight of milk. The platform for the can hung from a shaft that could rotate. A counterbalance weight controlled the rotation. The weight on the platform was shown on a scale, on the right hand side.

Maker

Parsch & Larsen Petersen Horsens Denmark

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1920's

Place Made

Denmark

Medium and Materials

Cast steel

Subject and Association Description

A weighing machine that can handle the 25 gallon milk can

Credit Line

Gift to TATATM

Object Type

Milk scales

Object number

2008-11

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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