Butter Marker; 4445

Name/Title

Butter Marker

About this object

Wooden Butter Marker Roller

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

White Pine Wood

Subject and Association Description

This solid, Cylindrical, wooden roller with a handle at each end, like a giant rolling pin, has the design of a fern leaf with the words 'New Zealand' on it. It measures 21 inches long including the handles and was used to stamp the pattern on the block of butter. It was used at the Morrinsville C0-operative Dairy Company when butter was exported in large wooden boxes.

Credit Line

Donated by C. C. Firth

Object Type

Butter Marker

Object number

4445

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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