Historical information

Cream is put in the metal drum, and in the surrounding space within the wooden bucket. A mixture of ice and salt is packed, turning the crank wheel rotated and paddle in the drum and mixed the cream as it froze within the encircling ice.

Physical description

Wooden assay barrel with two galvanised metal bands around it. Sealed inside is a cast iron drum for freezing the cream, with a cast iron hand-cranked handle and a wooden knob. Mechanism is attached to barrel with bolts and screws.

Inscriptions & markings

Shepard's Lightning made in USA 6 oz. (On the churning mechanism)
Pat. Sept 25 88, March 17 91, Feb 23 92 (On the Drum)
713 (On the Crank handle)