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Tin/ Food

Object Number: 
2002.1.2539
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Paper, glass, rubber
Dimensions: 
3 1/4 x 7 x 1/2 in.
Description: 
A bent glass tube with a rubber end used to siphon cream from the top of bottles of non-homogenized milk, still in its original box. The box has a diagram showing a woman using the cream extractor and reads "Economy Cream Extractor/ Saves its Cost everytime used/ Extract Pure, Thick Cream/ From your bottle of Milk/ for your/ Coffee, Cereals, Fruit/ Etc.", with the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. The reverse has directions, doctor recommendations and the maker "D-M Manufacturing Co./ General Motors Bldg. Detroit, Mich."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group