Swing Butter Churn; 7.2011

Name/Title

Swing Butter Churn

About this object

The American “Davis” swing butter churn, capable of making 100 pounds of butter, was patented in 1879 by Vermont Farm Machinery Co. This one was owned by the Ball Family, who farmed on Balls Road at Papatawa, near Woodville.

Object number

7.2011

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Davina Davis 26 Jan 2014 23:40 PM,UTC

Hi I am interested to know the size of your butter churn. Can you give me some dimensions or is there a size number on it. It looks similar to our one at the South Cantebury Museum in Timaru but our one has been painted. It looks like a size 2 which was designed to hold 10 gallons and make 5 pounds of butter.

By the way I was brought up near Woodville and went to school at Maharahara West! Cheers Davina

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