churn

Coppered wooden butter churn with an oval base. It is formed of vertical slats of wood that are bound together by four iron hoops. Into this a rod is inserted, at the base of which is attached a circular slab of wood with eight holes drilled in it, probably made of lime wood. Above that is a smaller circular slab, also fixed to the rod. Into the top of the churn fits a tubular piece, constructed in the same way as the barrel of the churn, bound with one metal hoop and tapering slightly inwards. The rod and end pieces go through this. A wooden lid fits over the top, with a small hole for the rod to pass through.

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