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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector

Nozzle from a milking machine, Happel

Contemporary Era, Europe
The Happel mechanical milking system was innovative equipment in the 1970s as it maintained respect for animals. The machine creates a natural depression of the teats, guaranteeing fast daily milking that is gentle on dairy cows’ udders. The nozzle fits on a cow’s teat and the rubber tube links it to a central pump.


  • Type: Machine
  • Place of origin: Switzerland
  • Materials and techniques: Rubber Stainless steel
  • Date: circa 2000
  • Dimensions: 40 x 6.5 cm
  • Weight: 416 g
  • Brand: Happel
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