from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tank for holding milk or cream while it is being tempered to bring it to the right temperature for churning or other treatment: used in creameries. It consists of two tanks, one within the other, the outer containing water which is heated by steam-pipes or cooled by ice and the inner holding the milk or cream. It is provided with thermometers for indicating temperatures in both tanks, and with gages, draining- and emptying-cocks, etc.


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