Up for your consideration is a rare antique metal 6 Gallon? Metal butter churn with wood star shaped paddle and wood frame.
The churn is marked I. I believe that the frame and mechanism is complete although the handle may be a replacement, I'm not sure. The wood frame is outstanding and appears to be original. It is marked Abingdon Falls, I T Babbitt & Co. I believe patent date was printed on that upper board and was likely 1894.
I could only find one other like this one and it is in a Museum in Illinois. This offering does include the wood shaft/star shaped paddle, the metal box, the mechanism and the wood frame. There likely would have been a lid to the metal box, it is not present. The complete frame that the metal box and paddle mechanism fit into is also present.The condition of the piece is good to very good for it's age. There is a broken end on the star shaped paddle. The wood handle is in good condition but again may not be original.
It does not appear to have any damage except the paddle. Makers mark is still very visible. Size- 31" x 15 x 13.5". If you pick Smart Post and Priority is cheaper we go with Priority. The majority of the items we sell are estate finds.As a result, we describe our items to the best of our ability. Our opinion on the condition of each item is completely subjective. Therefore, please enlarge the photos to draw a better conclusion on your own. If you feel you cannot see item well enough please ask questions or request more photos.
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As in almost all vintage items this piece has signs of wear, with some possible scratches and scuffs. All of these things added together is what makes these vintage pieces so attractive to us. It takes us back to an earlier, simple time, when things were not throwaway and disposable. Repurpose-chances are it won't be used in its original form, the possibilities of use are only limited by your imagination. Reuse-too much from our lives is throwaway.We need to find new and creative ways to reuse, so we do not completely drown in the disposable. If you need more than three days please let me know. The item "Antique Late 1800s Babbitt Metal Butter Churn Wood Frame Wood Star Shaped Paddle" is in sale since Saturday, February 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Butter Churns". The seller is "pagescrapper" and is located in Valparaiso, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.