Dairy Collectibles on Display

Dairy collectibles, horse-drawn equipment and more at Tulare, California, antique farm equipment show.

A 1921 Ford Model TT owned by Frank Hilarides, Chino, Calif. Until the advent of bulk tanks in the 1940s, milk was transported from farm to processing plant and from plant to plant in trucks like this one. “Each dairy farm would have the truck come twice a day for pickup unless the dairy had refrigerated storage, in which case it would be picked up once a day. The truck arrived with empty washed cans and picked up full ones,” Frank says. “Each full 10-gallon can weighed about 100 pounds; it took a strong man to load them from the dairy’s loading platform.”
Photo by Leslie McManus