Antique Early 18th Century

American Colonial Era circa 1720

Forged  Iron


* Rare Kitchen Tool From the Colonial American Era*


A very early hand forged blacksmith made Butter Patter dating back to the early to mid 1700's American Colonial Period.

After the hard work of churning the butter, it needed to be stored properly. This kitchen tool was used to 'pat' the butter into pottery containers. Hand forged butter patters were made in both short versions for pressing butter into small storage containers and also with long handles to be used when filling a large tub of butter.

Formed from just one piece of hand wrought iron by a blacksmith.

This is quite long measuring 13-5/8" long and 1-5/8" across the wide thin flat blade.

This was acquired from an important fine collection of primitive cooking tools. A truly rare find. This butter patter was used as an illustration in George Neumann's book 'Early American Antique Country Furnishings' and can be seen on page 206, item #902. Not just one that looks similar to the one illustrated, or near identical, but the exact item shown in the illustration of this book. We've been fortunate in acquiring several other rare early Colonial American items from this same collection that were also used in illustrating that book.

(We also had the short handled butter patter pictured in the book illustration, it has recently sold).

An early kitchen tool, in excellent condition.

Retains the old patina.


13-5/8" long - 1-5/8" across the blade

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