Frederick Newbery’s long-distance milk pipes

Frederick Newbery envisioned pipes transporting milk underground from farms directly into cities. He received a patent for this idea in 1874 (No. 148,620). Though as far as I know, his long-distance milk pipes were never put into practice.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun May 17, 2020
     Category: Inventions | Nineteenth Century

Don't laugh. For an era without long distance paved roads or vehicles that could travel at moderate speeds to carry milk from a distribution center to market, the concept makes sense.
Posted by KDP on 05/17/20 at 09:43 AM
Alex--should be paired with this former post by you, which happened to stick in my memory.
Posted by Paul on 05/17/20 at 12:03 PM
When I hear 'milk pump', I think of something different.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/18/20 at 09:38 AM

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