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    Posted 7 years ago

    msmitchell
    (5 items)

    This is a thrift store find....Wooden barrel,wooden stand, cast iron wheels.
    My first assumption was wine press, due to the wheels.
    Then I saw a butter churn, NO WHEELS!

    What exactly is it?

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    1. inky inky, 7 years ago
      I've got absolutely no idea but love it...looks really interesting..great find!...:-)
    2. jacko66, 7 years ago
      im thinking it is a butter churn that somebody converted to run off some kind of motor or a water / wind mill
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      The size of those cast pulley wheels say barrel washing machine.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      Possibly Chippenham or repro, made in England originally.
    5. msmitchell msmitchell, 7 years ago
      I did a little more research on this piece and I found out that this is a butter churn....made in 1890 by J.Mcdermaid. Its also listed in the 1894 Sears and Roebuck catalog. This type of churn could be ordered then with or without the pulley, depending on the size of the barrel....Back then people used lambs and dogs on a treadmill attached to churns pully to flip the barrel at a certain pace. thank-you for your input...it encouraged me to learn more about the history of churns! ?:-
    6. jacko66, 7 years ago
      i thought it was a butter churn from designs that we see in old farmhouses and museums over here in Ireland could u please put up the link about lambs and dogs used to power these would love to read it, heard of horse power but never lamb or dog power lol thanks
    7. msmitchell msmitchell, 7 years ago
      hi jacko66 here's one link .... I really wish i could post a pic here without starting a new thread or topic, but I will go back and post a better one
      of my churn...
      http://www.americanartifacts.com/smma/power/tread.htm

    8. jacko66, 7 years ago
      thank you for posting link very interesting reading
    9. AAntiquities1 AAntiquities1, 6 years ago
      I keep bringing home different types of churns and presses and really like this one! Great find, especially at a thrift store.

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