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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector

Milk churn

Modern Era, Europe

Milk churns such as this one were used in the early 20th century to transport raw milk from the farm to the creamery. The horizontal rings on this example recall older wooden barrel-like models.


  • Type: Container
  • Place of origin: Switzerland
  • Materials and techniques: Tinplate
  • Date: circa 1900
  • Dimensions: 77 x 40 cm
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