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Milking Stool

From the Collection of Stratford and District Historical Society Stratford Victoria

Description
Wooden milking stool with a square top of axe-dressed hardwood and four wooden legs that fit through holes in the seat. One leg is made from a branch of a tree.
Size
W30cmxD22cm
Object Registration
00095VSFH
Keywords
dairying, furniture
Historical information
Used by the Estoppey family, Swiss emigrants, at Briagolong.

Three and four-legged milking stools were standard equipment in early dairies, where cows were milked by hand. Similar stools were used in the home for informal seating.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:08AM