Can you top this?
Parish galís "butter machine" was high tech in 1882
By Staff Report - Oct 19, 2006
Way back when, butter-makingwas a back-breaking chore made only slightly less tedious by J.S. Gifford's hand-cranked "cylindrical butter worker" that's now on display in Bonnie Guidry's Bits 'N' Pieces antique shop in Paradis.
And just so you'll know, the contraption that looks like a glorified wooden box today was "cutting edge" when the inventor applied for a patent 124 years ago, in 1882 - not long after the War Between the States.
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