Butter Churn, Ideal Wooden ; Henderson & Pollard; 1910-1913; WY.1989.10
Butter Churn, Ideal Wooden
This is an 'Ideal' brand butter churn, made in Auckland, New Zealand by Henderson & Pollard Ltd. The churn consists of a barrel-shaped body with an external turning handle which rotates four internal wooden paddles. Continuous turning of the handle eventually turned the cream inside the churn into butter. There is a removable wooden lid at the top opening and a bung at the base of the barrel for releasing fluids. The churn was made from NZ White Pine or Kahikatea, which was the preferred timber for working with dairying items as it was non-tainting.
In 1904 Henderson & Pollard established a joinery factory in Enfield Road. The factory was rebuilt twice after destructive fires in 1909 and 1927.
organic, processed material, vegetal, wood, white pine (kahikatea)
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, steel
inorganic, processed material, metal, copper
Printed on churn: 'THE IDEAL'
'MADE IN NEW ZEALAND'
'FROM SELECTED WHITE PINE'
'FREE FROM TAINT AND ODOR'
'No 1 HENDERSON & POLLARD LTD'
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