Rebecca Clayton Caudle's Churn

The Rebecca Clayton Caudle Churn was bought in 1806. It was given to Rebecca for a wedding present, about 1827, and is currently owned by Frances Moyers, a third great-granddaughter of Rebecca.

The churn measures 11 inches high and about 7 inches in diameter, big enough for about 1 gallons of cream. The lip around the top would have held a lid with a hole in it for the dasher. Warmed cream would be agitated by moving the dasher up and down. This would produce little chunks of butter. These would need more processing by the lady of the home to form the completed product.

Photo courtesy of Wayne Moyers.

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