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Object ID # 1961.030.001
Object Name Churn
Title Barrel Churn
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 1890s?
Artist Beatty Brothers Limited
Made Beatty Bros. Ltd., Fergus, Ontario
Place of Origin Ontario
Description BEATTY BROS. rocking or revolving barrel-style butter churn. The barrel is held in a cast iron frame. The frame has four legs with claw designs. The back legs have wheels. Attached to the front left leg is a cast iron treadle with diamond-shaped holes. The stand is bolted to a wooden cross piece that is 10.7 cm x 66 cm. It has black stencilling: BEATTY BROS. LTD./FERGUS, LONDON/ WINNIPEG, EDMONTON, MONTREAL, ST. JOHN. The frame holds the churn on an axis, 62 cm from the floor. Towards the front is an angled iron handle with a wooden hand grip strung onto it. This handle turns the churn around its axis. The churn is made of pine staves held by five hoops.
On the bottom of the churn is a cast iron round plate held with three screws. On the bottom is a metal spigot. The middle has a stencilled black "3" numeral [refers to a three-quart capacity?]. On the top is a metal rim with a wooden lid that has a trefoil design and two loops for locking it (held by a wingnut).

Is there glass inside?Need to check it when it comes back from storage.
Provenance The churn was manufactured by Beatty Bros. Ltd., at Fergus, Ontario.

The previous owners suggested that it may date to the early 1890s.

The Van Wyck / Vanwyck family resided in Sydenham Township, Grey County, Ontario in the 19th-century.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Wood/Metal/Cast iron
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Vanwyck, Ernest
Function A household butter churn, that has a foot treadle to operate its rocking motion.