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    Default Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing?

    Hi Forum Members, Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing? I will attach a picture of it below. He said he didn't know much about it and couldn't find much info on it but that it was for honey. Is this glavanized? I plan to wipe it clean with a moist cloth but not much else. If anyone can tell me any info on this I would appreciate it. I like the way it looks
    Thank You,
    Jeff

    merged keep joney tank.jpg

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    Default Re: Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing?

    Looks like an old settling tank. Should work fine. Fill it from the extractor and let it sit overnight. Skim off anything weird from the top of it in the morning and start bottling.

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    Default Re: Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing?

    Hi Bleemus, Great, Thank You, This will be the first year I take any honey so I am getting things organized to do it. I was wondering about this dispenser. A friend of mine is going to extract their honey with me as well so I am trying to read around about the equipment I have and what not. I have a galvanized extractor that I read up on that is old school. It will be fun to put it to use. Apparently this galvanized stuff was where it was at back in the day. It looks to have held up well.

    Here is a picture of the extractor.

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    Default Re: Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing?

    I had one (extractor) that looked like that in 1977....But, it wasn't painted. Good tool for sure.
    Last edited by Lburou; 07-12-2012 at 06:44 AM.
    LeeB
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    Default Re: Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing?

    It looks like a cream seperator.
    My dad used one on the farm when he started selling cream because the price of milk was so low

    Larry S.

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    Default Re: Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing?

    The dispenser is copper

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    Default Re: Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing?

    Thank You for the responses.
    I took a second look at the dispenser. It has a pat Jan 1 1884 on it so I looked it up. I couldn't find anything specific on it but I found some other items that were related to Ice and Ice cream so I could imagine it being in the dairy/cream arena Larry S. Good Call!

    I also found some similar things on Ebay that were water coolers but the finish was a bit different but close. On the metal type I was thinking it is galvanized with zinc plating not copper but I'm really not certain. The galvanized stuff I saw that was old had a misty white look to it and the finish on this does seem different so maybe it is a copper 500592. It just isn't the type of copperstyles I am used to. It has a bit of surface rust as opposed to green oxidation.

    Extracting back in the 70s sounds like good times Lbouro. I was little back then but I remember the 70s rather fondly. I'm glad that you said the extractor is good It will be fun to put it to use.

    Here is a close up of that Patent info and of the finish. This old stuff is neat.
    Honey dispenser 2 close ups.jpg

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    Default Re: Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing?

    We extracted. The extractor worked well and so did the dispenser I could have filtered the honey more but it is pretty nice.
    It was alot of work and took a while but overall rather fun. Here's pics. Thanks everyone for helping me feel comfortable with the equipment I had.
    extractor draining 1 smaller.jpgHoney harvest 2 Isabella at honey.jpgHoney Bear Close Up .jpg

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    Default Re: Someone gave me this honey dispenser. Is it a common type of thing?

    Looks very nice. Congratulations on your success.

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