Swish churn, Littleton, ca. 1860

Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Description

A variant of the traditional dash churn. While the agitator of a dash churn was plunged up and down, in this churn the handle pivots on a pin in the lid as it is moved back and forth, swishing the cream with a paddle.

This churn held about 6 quarts of sour cream to turn into butter.

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About This Item

  • Title: Swish churn, Littleton, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Littleton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: wood
  • Dimensions: 87 cm x 64 cm x 62 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
(207) 538-9604 (Debbie)
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