Re: Butter churn question
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Are you looking for information on butter precisely, or on the mechanics of the churn arrangements used mid-centuryand their earliest dates?
I've got a note or two on "bucket" churning on the westward trails mid-century, wherein the cream was placed in a closed bucket, fixed to the wagon, and was hopefully churned by the action of the road, and ready to rinse when the train stopped for nooning. However, that's not the typical "making butter from in-place cows."