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Churn, Butter

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Copyright Renwick Museum and Watson Memorial Library
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Collection RML (unaccessioned) General
Date 1940
Description Butter Churn, glass, made by Blow Churn Co., England, 1940
About this object
The glass butter churn was manufactured by the Blow Churn Co. from England. The upper section of the churn was detachable (by turning the screw top lid). The churn worked by inserting cream in the glass section and then rotating the wooden paddles by moving the wooden churn handle. There is a screw cap with holes to drain the whey in the lid.

The Blow Butter Churn was a very popular model in Australia. The hand churns enabled farmers to produce butter easily at their farms. They were introduced later than the larger models (box and concussion churns) which processed a much larger volume than the household models
Raised lettering on the glass:
"Blow Butter Churn 2/20" [in semi-circle at top]
"Made in England" [horizontally near base]
"3 Imperial quarts"

Object ID RML0.800.0509
Object Name Churn, Butter
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Last modified on: December 19, 2014