Artifact courtesy of Glenbow Museum c 2002

The Butter Press

The butter press was used by the pioneers to make ornate patterns on blocks of butter.  The pioneer women would make the beautifully designed butter and sell it to the more wealthy people for some extra money.  This butter press is still soaked with the fat from the butter!  It is made out of wood and designs are carefully carved into it. This artifact comes to us from the Glenbow museum.  It is approximately 100 years old. Wow!


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Last updated April 28, 2003