What In The Hell Is That?

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What In The Hell Is That? — 30 Comments

  1. It’s a cream separator …..missing some parts ( the bowls ) …a lot of backbreaking cranking

  2. To be more precise, it is a DeLaval cream separator which is missing several parts. These were originally manufactured in Sweden.

  3. DeLaval made only twenty of this Lorenzo-Stein patented, hand-cranked combination powder-mixer, cask-bomb-filling machine because it spewed the explosive powder if the operator cranked too fast. Also, the World War One demand for cask bombs fell off sharply when it was found to fall top-first with no resulting explosion. This photo undoubtedly was taken in Germany, because all twenty were dropped in July, 1915 on twenty industrial areas of Germany to confuse their design engineers. You can verify this simply by contacting the international headquarters of the DeLaval Company (Search online for the address).

  4. Yes a cream seperater missing bowls and seperating discs. Turned the handle of one of these myself now it is a plant stand at the end of the drive.

  5. Spent many hours as a child turning a crank like that… its a cream separator…
    even more fun was milking the darn old cranky cow!!!

  6. CREAM SEPARATOR
    Gustaf DeLaval is credited with inventing the first continuously operating cream separator for which he received a U. S. patent on October 4, 1881.

  7. This definitely a cream separator, as my Mom has one, all in tact and I used to turn it!!!

  8. I’m not really sure but was the photo taken in the Ghost town of Bodie (CA historic Park)

  9. Unfortunately, again, wrong answers. What you are looking at is a 1914 Ligament Unilateral Distender. (LUD) This particular unit was invented by Dr. Marcos Tuas Filopian of France. Although quite archaic looking, these units worked quite well for field Ligament Unilateral Distentions.
    Obviously the wounded farmer sat on the round object and held onto the “Kloob” (Long handle in bucket) The attending doctor would begin to turn the crank counter-clockwise. During each turn, the “Haffenger” on the handel would deliver a quick and tremendous crushing blow to the intended leg. This was a very successful method and only required 8 or 10 blows before the injured farmer (or spouse) was able to return to the field as a productive worker.

  10. Here is the deal…I know what it is … there was one at the the place in Windsor where I grew up. It ether had all the pieces (like this one) or this one you got here is missing the exact same parts cuz it is identical to my daddy’s. He kept it on the porch next to the front door . He said it was his ” Muddy Tony Lama holder” but I only saw him put his cow chip covered boot on it that was so as to keep the dogs from draggin’ um off somewhere. BTW We separated our cream with a large laddel from the glass gallon bottles of milk with a few cow hairs that took up most of the room in the icebox.

  11. You are all wrong! It is a device that actually filed animals hoofs and boy did that make a stink! The upper shelf was where you place a pail of water. Don’t miss doing this chore at all!

  12. Well that is what Jed Clampett used on the Beverly Hillbillies to sharpen his garden tools and grannys knifes and meat cleavers

  13. I like Jerry’s imagination. I thought it was for the bellows to blow on the fire in the forge, used by the farrier when shoeing horses.

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