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Creamery Square Heritage Centre

Pan, Milk

Accession number: ST.2009.16.01
Date: before 2009
Materials: metal
Measurements: 24 cm L x 23 cm W
Narrative: Setting pans were used in the dairy industry as part of a manual method to create cream. It worked on the principle of gravity seperationwhereby if a body of milk was allowed to set for an extended periodmost commonly between 24 and 36 hours- the fatty cream would rise to the surface and float on the remaining skim milk liquid. The cream was formed from the coagulation of fat-globules present in the milk. This is due to the differing densities of the fat-rich cream as compared to the water-rich skim milk. 
Description: Metal bowl smaller at base widens at opening. Metal ring attached near top of opening.