Porkers Fed by Automatic Mother (Sep, 1931)

Porkers Fed by Automatic Mother
FINDING himelf confronted with the task of providing nourishment for a litter of little porkers that had lost their mother, a Glens Falls, New York farmer rigged up an automatic mother which seemed to fill the bill quite satisfactorily. The squeals of hunger were quieted by means of a bottle and siphon arrangement, and now the little pigs suckle contentedly from a nipple, as you can see from the photo below.

5 comments
  1. fluffy says: January 19, 20101:58 pm

    Better than a wire mother, at least.

  2. Don says: January 19, 20102:20 pm

    That piglet looks like it was made of white burlap.

  3. Essjay says: January 19, 201010:17 pm

    Maybe it’s a wire piglet to comfort the keg.

  4. nlpnt says: January 19, 201010:33 pm

    Farmer had to sell the mother pig fast to explain the keg to his wife…

  5. Sean says: January 20, 20103:39 pm

    Some pig!

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