Antique wooden barrel butter churn beautiful patina! NR

WELCOME! Today you are bidding on an antique wooden barrel style butter churn marked No 1 IMPROVED with a "folky" looking milking cow below the mark. This has amazing aged patina, it displays beautifully. This is aproximately 15 inches high, 13 inches wide and 9.5 inches deep (13.5 inches deep including the handle). This auction has no reserve!

The body is made of wood, Im not sure what type, but the wood grain in very attractive. The "barrel" is held together with metal bands. The crank is solid metal with a wooden handle. The "paddles" inside are wooden. All of the hardware is in good working condition and appears to be all original. The crank is easily removed by lifting a clip, then sliding it out, the paddles can then be easily removed as seen in the photoghraph.

Condition: This shows appropriate ageing and obvious evidence of normal use, I have very lighly cleaned this. The metal hardware is in excellent condition for the age with the bands showing a deep patina/pitted look, though none are rusted through. The "barrel" wood has slightly shrunk over time leaving the metal bands loose but still attached well. The wood overall has great dark to light tones with some small splits in ends and dings you would expect from use (see the pictures). The base has one leg with more wear than the other 3 but it does not
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