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WHEN a farm goes electric in a big way revolutionary things happen. No pun intended. That is happening here, at Rose-dale Farm near Sterling, Va.

Ventilating fans waft breezes down the long milking barn. Dance music from a small radio floats out to keep the cows—and the farmers—contented while the cows are being milked, electrically, of course.

Device Keeps Canned Milk Fresh (Jun, 1930)

Device Keeps Canned Milk Fresh
ANEW can-opener has been perfected for use with evaporated milk, maple syrup, or other liquids which are poured from the can. The device consists of a steel strip to clamp on the can. Back of these clamps are two sets of arms tipped with puncturing levers. When pressure is applied the points break through the head of the can, while pressure on the inside of the lever raises the points and permits pouring the liquid. Released, they seal the hole tightly again.

An Extra Quart of milk in Pure-Pak… please (Jan, 1950)

An Extra Quart of milk in Pure-Pak… please

. . . EXTRA quarts are easier to buy in Pure-Pak It’s so much easier to carry extra milk when you buy it in Pure-Pak, your personal milk container. There are no deposits and no “dead weight” glass bottles to carry to and from the store. Pure-Pak takes much less refrigerator space too … and when it’s empty, just toss it away!

Goat’s Milk Fudge (Sep, 1953)

Goat’s Milk Fudge

WHEN E. D. DeWitt retired to Florida in 1948, he had “no intention of going into business. He liked goat’s milk so he bought three Nubian nannies. One day, just for the heckuvit, he made some fudge from the milk. It tasted good, so he put up a sign, advertising it. Now tourists buy it up as fast as he makes it.

“Rotolactor” Milks 50 Cows in 12 Minutes (Feb, 1931)

Rotolactor would be an awesome name for a Decepticon.

“Rotolactor” Milks 50 Cows in 12 Minutes

MILKING fifty cows in twelve and a half minutes is the feat performed by a newly devised mechanical milking machine, which is now being employed by the Walker-Bordon Laboratories, of Plainsbury, New Jersey, to milk thrice daily the 1,680 cows owned by the gigantic dairy. The machine, which is called a “Rotolactor,” resembles a large merry-go-round, having a platform sixty feet in diameter, making one revolution each 12-1/2 minutes, during which time the milking of each cow is completed.

Radio Milks Cows, Runs Street Cars (Feb, 1931)

Radio Milks Cows, Runs Street Cars

THERE seems to be no end to the versatility of radio in these days of electrical and mechanical miracles—not even cows and street cars are immune to the influences of its radiations. As a curtain raiser at the annual radio show held recently in St. Louis, a street car was operated from a distance by a mere man with a radio transmitter in his hand, and a Holstein cow was made to dispense her milk by the medium of radio waves, whether she liked it or not.

Holstein Cows’ Milk and the State Requirements (Apr, 1916)

This is an odd early trade group lobbying ad, though I have no real idea what they are talking about I do think it’s sort of funny that the patchy printing on the f in the word “fitted” makes it look like another word that would kinda work there.

Holstein Cows’ Milk and the State Requirements

The efforts of State Boards of Health to protect the public with regard to its milk supply are commendable, but in many localities the milk standards adopted are absolutely contrary to the actual truth, as proven repeatedly by food chemists and physicians. In some States milk standards have been enacted into law which totally disregard the fact that it is the proteids, the flesh, strength, and muscle-building qualities of milk, which are desirable, as well as the fat content.

Skim Milk Products (Apr, 1951)

At one time skim milk was used only by dieting females. But now government research labs have found other uses for the casein fiber derived from it. See above: 1, 3 and 7, brushes; 2 and 6, straight fiber; 4, curled fiber used in carburetor air filters; 5. stiff cloth produced from bristle fiber.

Machine Bottles Milk in Paper (May, 1933)

Those look exactly like modern milk cartons, I wonder why it took so long for them to catch on.

Machine Bottles Milk in Paper

Wrapping milk or cream in paper is the unusual feat performed by a new machine for dairies. In one continuous operation, the device forms a container from paper, dips it in molten paraffin, cools it, fills it with milk, and seals it. A consumer receives a boxful of milk untouched by human hands in the packaging process. The paper containers are easily handled and occupy little space in a refrigerator. They are thrown away when empty. The new containers are a substitute for present-day milk bottles of glass, which must be washed and sterilized for re-use, and which are often lost or broken.

Milk Bottle Taps Cream Line (Sep, 1935)

Milk Bottle Taps Cream Line
A PAPER milk bottle containing a collapsible cellophane spout at the cream line has been invented in California to permit the removal of cream without disturbing the milk. To drain the cream, the spout is extended, and the liquid flows into a container. Because of the cheapness of manufacture, the bottle may be discarded after use. The inventor estimates the savings to be effected by the average family using this type of bottle at more than $2 a month.