Worker, butter; Cherry & Sons; [?]; CT78.737
Worker, butterAbout this object
Butter worker; butter workers were used to extract the buttermilk from butter, after it has been churned. This particular rotary model was made by Cherry & Sons, and sold is Christchurch by Mason, Struthers and Co Ltd.
As one turned the crank the round table rotated to move the butter towards the roller and the roller also revolved to work the buttermilk out of the butter. The buttermilk drained towards the center of the table and could be caught in a bucket set under the table.
organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal
Stamped on two sides of frame: "CHERRY & SONS No 1"
Printed label under crank: "SOLD BY / MASON, STRUTHERS & CO LTD / CHRISTCHURCH"
h 930mm x l 770mm x w 550mm (approximately)
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