Butter Paddle, c. 1920-30s. Unfinished wooden butter paddle is rectangular in shape with vertical ribbing on one side. Handle and paddle are one flat piece, 1/4" thick, and the handle is bulbous on the sides. Ribbed side of paddle tappers at flat bottom.
|Object Name||Paddle, Butter|
|Collection||3D - Food Processing & Prep Tools & Equipment|
|Title||Butter Paddle, c. 1920-30s|
|Provenance||SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA|
Butter paddles "used for manipulating the butter have several different names - Scotch hands, butter pats, butter paddles, beaters, clappers, spades among others. They can be put to use in various ways. As well as doubling up as scoops for taking butter from the churn, they can stir, cut, slap, lift. They can cut and shape the butter into a block, and then mark its top with a local design of crosses or grooves. Or they may be used to press butter into a mould."
[http://www.oldandinteresting.com/butter-crocks-history.aspx accessed 12/16/2015]
|Dimensions||H-10.125 W-3 D-0.25 inches|
Dairy products industry