Patent butter churn

Object Number: 
1930.70
Date: 
ca.1858
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 1/4 x 20 x 20 1/2 in. ( 84.5 x 50.8 x 52.1 cm )
Marks: 
stencilled: in black on frame: "SMITH'S BUTTER WORKER/ CHURNS, WORKS, & SALTS/ AT ONE OPERATION/ PATENT JAN [illeg] 185[8?]"
Description: 
Wooden (possibly oak) churn composed of octoganal bucket hanging from frame; cast-iron arch supports bucket and turned maple dasher with iron blades rotated by a crank.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Provenance: 
Purchased from C.W. Ives, New Haven, Connecticut.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group