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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.
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Object Name
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
wood (dash material)
overall: 24 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 6 in; 61.595 cm x 21.59 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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