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Object ID # 1955.001.002
Object Name Bowl, Butter-working
Title Round Butter Bowl
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown woodworker
Place of Origin Grey County, Ontario?
Description A treenware butter-working bowl. The bowl is made out of one piece of bare wood, and it is slightly uneven in its shape. The inside of the bowl is reddish in colour.

Makers mark None
Provenance This item belonged to Mr. Silas Edwards of Owen Sound, Ontario. Previous ownership unknown.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Wood
Dimensions H-5.1 Dia-21.8 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Edwards, Silas
Subjects Butter
Butter making
Function After butter clumps were formed in a churn, they were strained and put into a bowl like this for further working with a butter ladle (to squeeze out more buttermilk). This bowl dates to the 19th-century.