Butter Pats - Pair of butter pats
From the Collection of Greensborough Historical Society 34 Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty Lower Plenty Victoria
- Wooden butter pats with handle. One side is ribbed, the other smooth.
- 23 x 7 cm
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- These wooden butter pats were used to shape butter into bricks; making butter ready for sale and use. The excess moisture would be squeezed out of the butter; which was then transferred to a wooden board. The butter maker would hold one of these pats in each hand and work the butter into shape. These wooden pats are thin; light and easy to hold. The inside face is serrated to grip the butter and squeeze out any further water. It was also used to make patterns on the finished butter.
- Unknown (Maker)
- An original pair of butter pats. Given to a Greensborough local in 1975, but used by the previous owner and her mother.
- 30 Aug 2017 at 4:39PM