Butter Churn, Ideal Wooden ; Henderson & Pollard; 1910-1913; WY.1989.10

Name/Title

Butter Churn, Ideal Wooden

About this object

This is an 'Ideal' brand butter churn, made in Auckland, New Zealand by Henderson & Pollard Ltd. The churn consists of a barrel-shaped body with an external turning handle which rotates four internal wooden paddles. Continuous turning of the handle eventually turned the cream inside the churn into butter. There is a removable wooden lid at the top opening and a bung at the base of the barrel for releasing fluids. The churn was made from NZ White Pine or Kahikatea, which was the preferred timber for working with dairying items as it was non-tainting.

In 1904 Henderson & Pollard established a joinery factory in Enfield Road. The factory was rebuilt twice after destructive fires in 1909 and 1927.

Maker

Henderson & Pollard

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1910-1913

Period

1910s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, wood, white pine (kahikatea)
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, steel
inorganic, processed material, metal, copper

Inscription and Marks

Printed on churn: 'THE IDEAL'
'MADE IN NEW ZEALAND'
'FROM SELECTED WHITE PINE'
'FREE FROM TAINT AND ODOR'
'No 1 HENDERSON & POLLARD LTD'
'HYGIENIC' 'EFFICIENT'

Measurements

see Parts.

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.1989.10

Rights

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