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Butter churn

Date made: 1900 (circa)

Maker / artist: unknown

Date collected: 1936

Material: wood|metal

Period: Victorian

Accession number: F0551 or F0552

A barrel churn for making butter. These were used by dairy maids on farms around Folkestone to make butter for sale in local shops. Cream from full-fat milk was poured into the churn, and the paddles rotated by turning the handle. This shook up the cream, separating it into butter and buttermilk.

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