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    Posted 8 years ago

    kanukster
    (63 items)

    This item is a mystery. I have no idea what its used for. As the picture shows, it has a square galvanized container with a wooden bladed paddle mixer in side. Similar to an old butter churn. But butter churns aren't square? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Ice cream maker, but that still doesn't explain the square sides?
    2. kanukster kanukster, 8 years ago
      @ blunderbuss2 Thanks for your guess. I have no idea's. The wooden paddles inside would suggest a liquid being mixed. Wall paper glue?
    3. packrat-place packrat-place, 8 years ago
      Looks way to unsanitary for any kind of food stuff, we'll give blunder the first cone, and make it a triple dip.....
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Packrat, I've got fungal pneumonia right now & sure wouldn't need what the 1st cone might bring me. Just can't imagine what could be evenly mixed in in a square/rectangular container?
    5. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      I wounded if it was for blending dry ingredients, such as soil mixes for in a greenhouse. Some of those orchid collectors had secret soil mix recipes, often composed of very lightweight materials like ground coconut husks and puffed vermiculite.

      Just a thought...

      T A
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Sounds good Tube, but why a square container? Best suggestion so far.
    7. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 years ago
      Butter Churn...they have wooden paddles .
    8. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 years ago
      http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/20114816_early-dazey-cast-iron-hand-crank-butter-churn-model-630
      http://www.icollector.com/Vintage-Hand-Crank-Dazey-Butter-Churn-c1917_i13824659
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Hedgewalker, I don't think I have ever churned butter or maybe my subconscious blotted it out. Do they work right in a square container? Maybe. Of course I'm so old that I have to look at my passport to spell my middle name correctly.
    10. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      A square shape introduces turbulence, so yes it would work just fine. With the lid missing, I kept picturing the mess it would make... .

      T A

      P. S. Hope you are feeling better BB!

    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Guess that may make sense Tube. As said, I don't remember ever churning, but wasn't it done fairly slowly to a rhythm?
      I appreciate your concern. At 1st, I thought I was going to die, then afraid I wasn't. It's not easy trying to stay in bed in the tropics but certainly wouldn't trade it for being in the Yankee States right now. I was going to send "my best" but right now I don't seem to be able to find it.
    12. kanukster kanukster, 8 years ago
      Wow, excellent help everyone! I certainly appreciate the interest in this item. I'm happy to know that it's a butter churn. I've searched Google and found other exact models of this. I will retrieve this from my storage lot and clean it up and repost it with some better shots, with my Dazey football churn also.
      Thanks again, Kev

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