How much is a churn worth?

How much is a churn worth?

How Much Is an Old Butter Churn Worth? Although most people no longer use them to churn butter, antique butter churns can be valuable as conversation pieces or accents in your home or shop. You can find them at antique stores, flea markets, and estate sales. They range in price from around $25 to over $500.

How does a butter churn work?

Churning physically agitates the cream until it ruptures the fragile membranes surrounding the milk fat. Once broken, the fat droplets can join with each other and form clumps of fat, or butter grains.

How do you clean wooden butter churns?

Step 1: Clean the Churn Cleaning is simple with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and warm water. Thoroughly scrub any surface that will come in contact with the butter or buttermilk including the jar, paddles, top and the pour spout. Rinse clean with water. Vinegar will kill any bacteria while still remaining non-toxic.

Is this a real Dazey glass churn?

No original glass Dazey churn was ever made in this size. The only authentic small glass churn known to collectors is shown at right in Figs. 15-16. It was made in the 1870s as a toy or doll-sized item, not a salesman sample.

What are the different sizes of Dazey churns?

There are at least three sizes of new Dazey churns: one quart, pint, and half-pint, the so-called salesman sample size. There were several styles of glass Dazey churns made over the years.

When were Dazey churn rims made?

Original rims, which had to maintain a watertight seal to function as a churn, are very nearly perfectly flat along the circumference. The original four-quart Patent Date model Dazey Churn was made between 1922 and the late 1930s. Special thanks to Wendell Stream for providing background information on Dazey Churns for this article.

What is the value of a glass churn?

Original quart churns in excellent condition sell for over $2,000. Reproduction quart churns can be purchased for $100-$150 when they are honestly represented as new. Glass bodies, easily broken over the years, are the most valuable part of any glass churn accounting for about 80 percent of the value of a complete churn.