Cream Separator; R A Lister & Co; C1920; 2010.1.9 A


Cream Separator

About this object

Large cream separator painted red with silver vat and cream skim milk cover. Float and bowl, bell on front, cast iron base with plate steel wheel guard. Cast iron/wooden handle, no bowl clamp. Little brass tap below wheel guard. Bell has black triangle guard on right.


R A Lister & Co

Date Made


Place Made

Dursley England

Medium and Materials

2010.1.9 A
Cast iron, brass, plate steel, wood
2010.1.9 B
Tin, steel
2010.1.9 C
Silver painted tin, brass tap

Inscription and Marks

2010.1.9 A
Under tripos 49/8576, serial no. 462181, label on back of guard "important each day before starting pour in oil until it drips from overflow, drain off oil and renew every two months. Oil from overflow must not be used again on separator"
Brass label on handle "made by R A Lister & Co Ltd at Dursley England - Lister-Lister separator Co (NZ) Ltd sole NZ distributors Auckland"
Lister Separator on bell
2010.1.9 B
Float has 194 on back, bowl has Lister 15-49-8510 on TOP AND 49/9717
2010.1.9 C


2010.1.9 A
Height 450mm
Width 450mm
Length 200mm
2010.1.9 B
Height 160mm
Width 190mm
Length 420mm
2010.1.9 C
Height 210mm
Diameter 395mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Dairy Shed

Subject and Association Description

Used by farmers of that era

Object Type

Cream Separator

Object number

2010.1.9 A

Copyright Licence  

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