Butter bucket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-2363

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

Descriptive Terms

buckets (vessels)
cookware
pine (wood)
applewood
birch (wood)
brass (alloy)
machine-made
staves (boards)
Norway spruce (wood)
wire
home (concept)
Pine
Birch
Brass
Wire
Staved
Machine Made
Domesticity
Bucket, Butter

Inscription

Impressed at bottom underside: E. MURDOCK + Co./PATENT/APPLIED FOR/WINCHENDON,MASS. [in circular form] Pencilmarks: PAD & PAD [scratching, indistinct lettering], 1884

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

E. Murdock + Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Winchendon, MA, USA

Object Type

Food Processing T&E

Dimensions

4 x 4 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.382

Places

Massachusetts (United States)