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Object ID # 1955.001.004ab
Object Name Mold, Butter
Title Rectangular Butter Print
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Year Range from 1876
Year Range to 1900
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Rectangular, wooden butter print. It has a carved design of three motifs inside double margin lines at intersect at the corners.
No maker's identification is on the butter print.
Provenance Maker and provenance unknown.
This item last belonged to Silas Edwards of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Wood
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Edwards, Silas
Subjects Butter
Butter making
Carving
Function Function: A simple device used to form freshly-made butter into a block of butter (butter brick). It also decorated the top surface of the butter. This often helped identify the butter's maker, if the butter was sold at market.