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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society

Bowl, Butter-Working


Accession number: 75.Q.9
Date: circa 1800
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 71 cm L x 42 cm W x 13 cm H
Narrative: This tray came to the donor from their mother Cora Gordon Sim. It was donated to the Wolfville Museum to be cared for and to serve as a reminder of how our ancestors were obliged to rely on their own talents and ability to succeed in a new country. The butter tray was used by three generations of the Gordon family. It was hand hewn by James Gordon, great grandfather of the donor, who came to NS from Scotland in 1804 and was one of the first settlers in what is now known as West Gore Hants County.
Description:

Large smooth rectangular tray of unfinished wood, for preparing butter.

Manufacturer: Gordon, James