Years ago, this antique butter churn was made by M. Brown & Co, Wapakoneta, Ohio, and used on a family farm in Illinois. Everything is in working order, although I wouldnt suggest actually churning milk with it. The churn measures 32" tall, and the outside of the tub is 22" by 18 wide.
The crookedness of the stretchers (braces between legs), was purposeful, so that the churn was more stable when the crank handle was turning the paddles to make butter. There is some minor damage at a corner of the lid, one of the four paddles has been replaced (looks good), there is a minor crack at the bottom of one leg, and the metal parts are somewhat rusty.
Underneath, on the outside of the tub, there is a laminate? Separation, but it doesn't affect the stability or appearance of the churn.
Its rather attractive, as old churns go, and would be a fantastic item for some clever person to repurpose or display. So thanks for visiting my butter churn, and if you have a question, please let me know. You wont be a bother.
The item "Rustic Hardwood Butter Churn, Bentwood Legs, Hand Crank, 4 Paddles, Early 1900s" is in sale since Wednesday, August 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Butter Churns". The seller is "all_megs_stuff" and is located in Decatur, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.