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Catalog Number 1998.040.003
Description 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
Date c. 1920-1930s
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text none
Notes 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."
[ accessed 12/16/2015]
Dimensions H-10.125 W-3 D-0.25 inches
Search Terms Kitchen Utensils
Butter Paddle
Dairy Equipment
Dairy farming
Dairy Industry
Subjects Butter
Butter making
Dairy farming
Dairy products industry