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- (continued from previous page)[-]Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Firkin making has ceased in
this part of the country as butter
boxes have taken their place.
When people made butter at
home they always used firkins,
these firkins were made by coopers
that lived here and there in the
They were made of oak with
hoops of twigs, nails were not used.
The ends of the twigs were fastened
with wooden pegs and a groove
was worked in the firkin so that
the ends would easily fit it.
These firkins were usually from
12 to 14 lbs weight and would
contain from 60 to 70 lbs of butter.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.