Wooden Butter Pats
Butter pats, also known as Scotch hands, were used to shape and mould freshly churned butter and to incorporate and evenly distribute salt, which prevented the butter from going rancid. The inside of the paddles was ribbed to allow buttermilk to drain from the butter. Typically these were carved from sycamore wood as it has natural antibacterial properties. All working farmhouses and many country kitchens would have several butter pats.
This is pair of Victorian butter pats, made from sycamore wood. This photo is an example of the butter pats we have in stock, you may not receive this exact one should it be out to hire, but will receive one of the same age, style and condition. We can send photos of the exact item prior to the sale if desired.
Approximate measurements: 30cm x 8cm.