Butter Churns

Antique Whipples Rotating Wood Box Butter Churn No. 3-1/2 Patented 1886

Antique Whipples Rotating Wood Box Butter Churn No. 3-1/2 Patented 1886

Antique Whipples Rotating Wood Box Butter Churn No. 3-1/2 Patented 1886   Antique Whipples Rotating Wood Box Butter Churn No. 3-1/2 Patented 1886

Antique Whipples Rotating Wood Box Butter Churn No. Whipples Rectangular Rotating Butter Wooden Churn, Square Box. Made By Cornish Curtis and Greene Mfg. It only needs a handle but rotates easily by hand. The stand is very sturdy.

The measurements are 20" x 20" x 20", the stand is 36-1/2" long x 28" high x 24" wide at the legs. It holds about 26 gallons. It is very clean on the inside, looks unused, and it turns smoothly. It appears to have carvings from a child on the box, a few dents, and chipped wood on one corner of the box near the metal piece.

It does not go through to the inside. This one was made by Cornish, Curtis and Greene Mfg. It was originally patented January 21, 1868.

In the 1868 patent papers Samuel Whipple of Orville, California proposes the idea of a box shaped butter churn that revolved on trunnions from diagonal corners. His patent also showed a chamber to hold warm water to make churning easier in cold weather.

A second patent was granted to David Curtis of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin on July 7, 1885. And dealt with improvements in the sealing of the churn lid and a drain through one of the corner supports. This second patent was assigned in two thirds to Oscar Cornish and Walter Greene. These men formed Cornish, Curtis and Greene Mfg. There are no paddles inside this churn.

Cranking made the box tumble corner over corner and in the process the cream was churned into butter. The earliest churns used a lid that wedged tight with a slight rotation. This design was also shown in the patent papers. The stenciling on the churn boasts of first place premiums won at state fairs in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, St. The stenciling also tells of a first place premium and medal from the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, a gold medal from the Grand Union Dairy Fair in Milwaukee in 1882 as well as a sweepstakes gold medal awarded in St. Check out my other unique items in. Jim Kat's Perfect Find. I have two men and a truck that will deliver within 100 miles of Miami, FL. Contact me if you need any help.

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  • Item: Butter Churn
  • By: Cornish Curtist Greene
  • Gallons: Roughly 26
  • City and State: Fort Atkins, Wis
  • Country of Manufacture: United States


Antique Whipples Rotating Wood Box Butter Churn No. 3-1/2 Patented 1886   Antique Whipples Rotating Wood Box Butter Churn No. 3-1/2 Patented 1886