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Butter Churn

From the Collection of Myrtleford and District Historical Society 29 Elgin Street Myrtleford Victoria

Description
An upright clear-glass butter churn with screw-on metal cap, handle and gears. The churn mechanism is fully enclosed.
Size
Height: 30 cm. Width 18 cm.
Object Registration
289
Keywords
glass butter churn
Historical information
The churn was used by Elise Weston (nee Trahair) at Barwidgee Creek and Myrtleford in the immediate post-war period. Prior to this time it was in the possession of the Trahair family on their family farm where a small dairy herd met family requirements.
Significance
The churn represents an aspect of self sufficient living in rural areas outside township boundaries. It assisted households to meet family needs using simple processing technology and more so when surplus butter could be sold on in local markets.
Inscriptions & Markings
"Daisy" brand with "3Qt" inscribed in the glass.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM