DeLaval Cream Separator Manual 1940




13 thoughts on “DeLaval Cream Separator Manual 1940

  1. Thank You for displaying this manual. It helped me get my cream separator up and running. A local dairy is licensed to sell fresh whole milk. My four year old twins and all of their cousins had a blast watching it work. Then getting to churn fresh butter and hand cranking homemade ice cream. I don’t know who had more fun them or me!

    • That was my hope! This type of information can be hard to come by, so I’m glad you were able to find us!!

      From experience, I can tell you my best tip is to keep the milk warm & don’t stop the cones spinning until you’re all done (we would break between to milk cows and it cools the milk and gums up the machine). Last tip is to keep the nut on the top of the cones tight.

      Sounds like your family had great fun!! :)

  2. Your website displaying the De Laval Cream Separator Instruction Manual has been a great help to us in working with an undated separator. It is probably from the 1940’s era. It resembles the Manual pictures very closely. This particular separator came from a farm in South Dakota. It is now owned by the best ice cream store in Illinois.

    When a kid on a farm in Nebraska, my parents had a De Laval that I cranked hundreds of times. The frequency was twice daily to separate the milk from my dad’s 10 to 15 Holstein cows. I remember listening for the bell while cranking.

    Many thanks for re-producing the manual online.


  3. Hello, can someone help me find some parts for my cream separator ( serial#4045514) 1940. Looking for 1 bearing spring, 1 ball bearing for bottom screw, 1 speed indicator. Thanks Kelly

    • If you cannot find parts, is there a fabrication shop in your town or nearby you could get to build you those parts? :)

      • Hello, yes there’s a machine shop near by which shoulded be a problem, you’re the only person who responded to my e-mail. Is there anyway you can help,i will truly appreciate it.( P.S. Thankyou for your time) Kelly

  4. Thank you! I only have the wrench (a little different from the one found here) and lots of memories. I found a picture of all the components, but couldn’t remember how they went together. What a wonderful thing you’ve done, putting this manual online! It’s a 1940, the year my folks were married, so this is most surely the manual they had. The one thing I don’t see is the funnel-shaped strainer that sat on top of the bowl. One clamped a new filter disc into the bottom of the strainer each time. I remember that women started making dolls of those filter discs and for a time, one could buy colored filter disc specifically for making those dolls.

    Best wishes,
    Marilyn Stulken

    • I have an old strainer like that, I saw an idea where they turned it over and turned it into a lamp shade. :) I have a newer one that is stainless steel that I use for my milk now.
      Thank you for your memories, I enjoy hearing peoples stories and history!

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