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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 09, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

It is a must if you are any kind of churn collector or a Louisville Kentucky history buff! This is a very rare antique swinging churn you need to take a look at adding to your collection. Designed, built, and patented by J.F. Hillerich & Son with all date estimates putting its build date in the mid to late 1800's. My grandmother has had this sitting in her basement for since the late 1940's. We'd like to see it go to someone who will enjoy it and the history it has. I can't explain how rare this item is. I can't find another one anyw

J.F. Hillerich & Son are the original builders of the first Louisville Slugger and went that direction in the late 1800's. Up until that first bat was built, this patented swinging churn was one of their principle products.

All in all, this churn is in Excellent Condition. The drum is solid and tight, and the frame has surface rust but is completely sound. The swinging action is very smooth. It looks like side handles were added to the churn and if so one of the handles is gone, and the other has had the wood piece replaced. I have attached link below and that one does not have these handles so they might need to come off to be accurate. A knob was replaced on the access door, and a new wood plug was made for the drain hole.

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