Sanborn Churn and Butter Worker, ca. 1865
Charles and George W. Taylor made this horizontal butter churn at their mill in Smith Village. The stencilled inscription on the side of the churn tells us that it was invented by J. F. Sanborn—who patented his design on June 27, 1865. You can read the original patent papers, as published in the Patent Gazette, to find out what was new and different about Sanborn’s design (use your backspace key to return to this page).
Gift of Gwyn Baldwin.