This pair of rustic wooden butter pats or paddles would have been used in the first decade of the 20th Century in a household or small farm dairy after churning butter. The paddles would have been used to shape and mould the butter into blocks which would then have been wrapped in greaseproof paper for taking to market or for use in the kitchen.
One side of the paddles is ribbed and this would have helped to squeeze out excess moisture from the butter which would then be patted into uniform shapes. The ribbed side could also be used to make a checked or striped pattern on the finished block.
Today, they would make an interesting addition to rustic kitchen décor - or you try making your own butter as there are plenty of online links to help you do this.
The butter pats are in very good condition with no splits or damage, just plenty of antique patina from use.
Dimensions: 9" (22.9cm) long x 2.25" (5.7cm) wide approximately
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