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Info needed on a Melotte cream separator


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Old 10-19-2008, 12:48:38 AM
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Default Info needed on a Melotte cream separator

We picked up this nice all original cream separator a while back from a friend, it is in nice shape, original paint, decal, etc. But it tipped over in his shop/basement? but anyway it broke off the hand crank, its cast iron so we will end up welding it back on but i was wondering if anyone had a hand crank for this separator so i can get a good shape one so it would look nicer with this nice separator.

Also i am in need of info on this separator, years produced, company history, etc.

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Hi Chris

Can you post a pic of the broken piece? I'll have a look around here as this type of separator used to be fairly common on the farms in Belgium. Do you know it has been manufactured in Belgium? (Belgique = french for Belgium)? The brass importer's plate is nice! We don't have that on the belgian ones! It must be a rare piece in the States.

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Default Re: Info needed on a Melotte cream seporator

Hi Chris,You are in luck,I have a complete set of original paper work for a
Melotte cream separator.Instruction manual in good condition,letter from the company,instruction plackard,mounting templet and price list.
Send me a personal message and all this could be yours!
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Marcel, the handle is proke in 2 places, one where it conects to the seporator and where the handle goes on, where it goes into the seporator their is an adjusting knob for something, i dont know how easy it would be to take of and replace?? Any help would be appreciated in finding a un-broken hand crank.

Jeff, That would help a lot!!!!



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Here are a couple more pics of the hand crank, you can even still read the 60 revolutions per minute! You can also see that the handle where the wood is is also bent a little.

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Also Marcel thanks for the language lesson on that, i did not know that Belgique is french for Belgium.
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Chris - this might be your lucky day.

I remembered that we had used a handle as a crank for a homemade tractor, so I went out to check it only to find that this one had been welded as well (1st pic).

Then I went to check out a couple of separators that we have in our collection and lo and behold: in a box next to one of them I found a complete handle (2nd pic). Don't know why this was with the separator as both the separators we have are complete with handle.

So send me the dimensions of your handle, I will compare them to the handle I have.

Keep your fingers crossed!

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Marcel, the measurements are estamates, they could be an 1/8 to a 1/16th off because i didnt find a good tape measure,

-Wood handle is about halfway between 5 3/4 and 6inch
-Whole handle is 10 3/4 in long, outside to outside
-Inside handle is 8 1/4 in long (inside of wood handle and where it goes onto the cream seorator)
-2 3/4 diameter on seporator end (looks like their should be pins inside since if you turn it backwards it comes off the shaft, then when you turn it the right way it locks on.
-The wood handle is about 2 1/4 diameter
-the cast iron handle at the botom where it goes onto the large round piece is, is 1in wide and 3/4 in thick, just abouve the bottom
-the cast iron handle at the top just before where it curves to go to the wood handle is about 3/4 in wide and about 1/2 in thick.

I hope these measurements help, but your pictures look like the right thing
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Default Re: Info needed on a Melotte cream separator

The Melotte's were also sold up here in Canada by R.A. Lister Co with their own brass tag as well. I had two at one time but they sold at Dad's retirement auction in 2006. Can't find the pics either . Try this link for some info:

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hi my name is louie i have a melotte separator do you still have the paper work on them if so are you interested in selling it louie kawa ont canada lkawa@porchlight.ca
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hi, i'm Carwyn i have a Melotte 2 separator, it's all complete, i'm having trouble working out how the two pieces of string and the small fit correctly onto the casing of the separator. I was wondering if anybody knew or have pictures to explain, or even an instruction manual. Thank you
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