Title Details

Cream Separator

Explains and illustrates the working of the cream separator, giving something of the history.
Year : 1961 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : R. J. EDWARDS
Director : JACK ROGERS |
WS over pasture land at Mittagong.
Access No. 141426 | 51 secs | 1960s | Mittagong, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU 1886 report on the centrifugal cream separator's introduction in Victoria in the The Australian Town And Country Journal. Voice-over reading report while hand leafs through pages of bound Journal.
Access No. 141428 | 17 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
1886 re-enactment of rural Victorian brass band marching through bush in casual dress.
Access No. 141429 | 22 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU hand using pencil to lead camera as it tilts up glass measuring flask containing milk serum and fat in layer above. CUs weighing device measuring a pint of cream against a pint of skim milk. CU spoon skimming cream off surface of milk in pan. GS man demonstrating centrifugal force by swinging a billy of tea to settle the tea leaves. CUs Babcock tester at work and VS scientist measuring separated fat in sample. Graphic still demonstrating centrifugal force on milk. VS early machinery and bowls used for milk separation.
Access No. 141430 | 2 mins | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS parts and workings of present day cream separators with CUs and explanations of machinery parts. CUs milk and cream flowing from different tubes from separator and CU tilt of skim milk pouring into bucket leaving froth on top. GS separator producing bank notes from tube illustrating point being made about lack of maintenance. MS scientist taking samples from Babcock tester with CUs of samples in glass flasks being measured. VS separator being secured and levelled. CUs spirit level. VS maintenance.
Access No. 141431 | 3 mins 42 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS scientist demonstrating new cream separator. VS separator with outside motor. Tilt to pendant ceiling light with light bulb blowing to demonstrate how the farmer would manually turn the belt drive by attaching a handle to the drive. CUs farmer cleaning the bowl passages of dirty milk. VS of milk straining and VS of dissembling and cleaning the separator. VS farmer sterilizing parts. CUs accountant at desk analysing test results on docket. MS accountant on telephone.
Access No. 141432 | 3 mins 36 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |