Metal Butter churn King Butter Separator made by Deking Co. A modern hand churn, with approx. The base is a tinned-steel bucket with two handles at top and a spout at bottom.
The cover has two gears mounted on top; a hand crank is attached to the larger gear. The crank, with a wooden hand grip, turns the agitator inside the bucket.
The spout has a screen across it to prevent cream/butter from spilling out, while allowing buttermilk (a by-product of butter-making) to drain out. Presumably the spout would be plugged while the cream was being churned; there is currently no plug for the spout. On the cover is "King Butter Separator made by Deking Manufacturing Company, Chicago Illinois" in raised letters.The bucket sides are made from two pieces of rolled sheet with folded seams. This is a great piece of history. Wonderful collectible for the dairy farm collector or gift for the upcoming holidays. The item "Metal Butter churn King Butter Separator made by Deking Co. Chicago Rare" is in sale since Wednesday, December 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Butter Churns". The seller is "old_legends" and is located in Bemidji, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.