Round, wooden butter mould with a thistle stamp.

This would have been used to shape pats of butter. The butter would be pressed into the cup-like section to form its shape, and then the handle would be pressed down to imprint the design on the top–in this case a Scottish thistle.

There were many different designs for butter moulds. Other commonly used stamps were a wheat sheaf, cows or geometric patterns. Stamps could identify the dairy which made the butter

More information:

Date 1950s, 1960s
Material(s) Wood
Item number MBPO68

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