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Butter churn

Description

Wooden drum (made of staves held together by two iron bands) supported on its side by parallel bracket feet; rectangular trough with slanted lip at top; inside x-shaped turning mechanism attached to crank in centre of drum; screw-in adjustable iron clamp; rectangular lid of mortised planks with strip nailed to outside (handle?) with hole in centre and carved out circle for pouring milk

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1910
Inscriptions
Impressed on side: H.P. Hood & Sons 61 Incised on top: Hood [centre] han[down arrow]dle [near side] Label on top: Parcel Post Contents: Merchandise Return Requested from ""Mortimer W. Bond/ 19 Lake Ave./ Melrose, Ma./ 02176-2701"" to ""Mrs. E.H. McAfoos/ Sherborn, Ma./ 10770"" Tag on handle: ""M W Bond/ 135 Tripps Ave./ E Prov R.I.""
Material
iron (metal)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
CHURN, BUTTER
churns
cookware
Iron
iron (metal)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
14.5 (H), 13 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.224AB
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth McAfoose
GUSN
10071

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