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Butter bucket

1991.382 (RS20864)

Description

Small butter bucket with white pine staves of tongue and groove construction secured with two brass hoops and tacks; iron wire bail and wooden handle made from birch. Fitted lid flat with concave center and round wooden knob.

Details

Maker
E. Murdock + Co. (Maker)
Date
1880-1890
Inscriptions
Impressed at bottom underside: E. MURDOCK + Co./PATENT/APPLIED FOR/WINCHENDON,MASS. [in circular form] Pencilmarks: PAD & PAD [scratching, indistinct lettering], 1884
Location of origin
Winchendon, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
Norway spruce (wood)
applewood
birch (wood)
brass (alloy)
machine-made
pine (wood)
staves (boards)
wire
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Birch
birch (wood)
Brass
brass (alloy)
Bucket, Butter
buckets (vessels)
cookware
Domesticity
home (concept)
Machine Made
machine-made
Norway spruce (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Possibly applewood
Staved
staves (boards)
wire
Wire
Dimensions
4 x 4 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.382
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2363

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