Butter churn, cover, and dasher
Overall (a, churn): 20 5/8 in. × 9 1/4 in. (52.4 × 23.5 cm) Overall (b, cover): 3/4 in. × 7 1/2 in. (1.9 × 19.1 cm)
Barrel portion of dasher type butter churn; painted red and made entirely without nails; with slightly tapered sides, three hoops with woven joints, and one stave extending above top hoop that is carved in the shape of a handle; circular cover with incised band around rim and convex middle with hole at center and two inch notch along edge; long-handled dasher with pine cross, pierced with holes and nailed to the bottom (lid and dasher missing).
According to the donor, this churn was purchased in the village of Panama, New York.
See similar example in Linda Campbell Franklin, "300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles," 4th ed. (iola, Wisc.: Krause Publications, 1977), p. 78.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.