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Object ID # 1957.032.004
Object Name Press, Butter
Title Butter Print
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1925
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description One wooden, round shaped, stamp-type butter decorator or press or stamp. Dark wood with a rounded handle and a beech leaf design on the bottom. The handle is knob-style, and would be hand-held.
Provenance The butter print likely is a 19th-century item. It belonged to Mrs. John Wilson of the RR#2, Tara, Ontario area circa 1957.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Wood
Found Tara, Bruce County
People Wilson, John
Subjects Buttermaking
Function A hand-carved butter print, used to decorate and mold a round shape of butter. It also helped identify who made the butter.