Churn

Description
Two- or three-gallon, manually-operated dash churn consisting of a tall cylindrical body with two pierced lug handles, a low-domed, molded cover with an attached conical opening or splash cup, and a wooden dash or plunger with four crosspieces at the bottom end. Wire rims. Body is made in three pieces with two vertical folded seams; flat bottom attached with folded edge.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
churn
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
wood (dash material)
Measurements
overall: 24 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 6 in; 61.595 cm x 21.59 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
DL*251349.0191
catalog number
251349.0191
accession number
251349
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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