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  • Collection: Keeping Room

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White Pitcher with blue flowers painted on.

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Used by the Riley family at Cherry Hill farmhouse.

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Made of tin.

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Made at the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Pine. Primitive. One shelf. Two doors. Old latch with more recent hinges.

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Reproduction butter churn painted white with blue stripes

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The wooden butter mold on the table is typical of the period. Farm wives would make butter and then press the cold butter into molds and stamp the butter with their own signature design. Women would make extra money selling their butter. This butter…

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Woman used their hands, washed in cold water, for taking the butter out of the churn (if they didn't have a scoop). The butter was then put into a wooden tray and worked with a paddle, called butter workers, until it was free from water.

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Eight tubed. Was used with tallow, a mixture of the, whitish, tasteless solid or hard fat obtained from parts of the bodies of cattle, sheep, or horses and used in food or to make candles, soap, leather dressing and lubricants.
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