The Rotolactor

I remember visiting the Rotolactor in action when I was a kid in the 1960s. There was a glassed-in booth where you could look down on the merry-go-round of milked cows, and there was a machine there where you could get chocolate milk. The Rotolactor I recall had fewer stalls than the ones in these photos.
I’ve seen the grave of Elsie/You’ll Do Lobelia, before it was moved.

To my surprise, my internet search turned up a copycat in New South Wales, Australia, which apparently was copied from the one in New Jersey, and still exists!

Thank you for sharing these! Since I work for an ag school and we recently installed a state-of-the-art milking parlor (which does NOT rotate!), I find these absolutely fascinating.

But won’t the cows get dizzy? And don’t they get tired of eating chocolate to make all that chocolate milk every day??

I remember as a child being dragged off to see it. I would have been about 6 or 7, I suppose. I recall that it was a stinking hot day, probably during the January school holidays some time.