Butter Churn, glass, made by Blow Churn Co., England, 1940; 1940; 1624


Berrima District Museum


Butter Churn, glass, made by Blow Churn Co., England, 1940

About this object

The glass butter churn was manufactured by the Blow Churn Co. from England. The upper section of the churn was detachable (by turning the screw top lid). The churn worked by inserting cream in the glass section and then rotating the wooden paddles by moving the wooden churn handle. The irritation of the cream produced butter.

The Blow Butter Churn was a very popular model in Australia. The hand churns enabled farmers to produce butter easily at their farms. They were introduced later than the larger models (box and concussion churns) which processed a much larger volume than the household models.

Date Made


Medium and Materials

Glass and metal.

Inscription and Marks

Raised lettering on the glass:
"Blow Butter Churn 2/20" [in semi-circle at top]

"Made in England" [horizontally near base]
"3 Imperial quarts"

And on the label:

"Economical and easily operated"

"The British Blow Butter Churn"

"Made in England"

Object Type

Butter Churn

Object number


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