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Butter making apparatus / model / part


Part of a model of an apparatus for making butter, to a scale of 2 inches to 1 foot: Asia, South Asia, India, Bihar, Patna or Tirhut, 1815 - 1821

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Butter making apparatus / model / part

Production information

Bihar, India, South Asia
Patna, Bihar, India, South Asia


1815 - 1821



Physical description

Ebony base, flat and rectangular, with a slot at one side for wooden upright, with a large crack running along the length of the base.


Commissioner: Tytler, Margaret, 1785 - 1822


Tytler, Margaret. Catalogue of a set of models intended to illustrate the arts & manufactures of Hindostan executed under the Superintendence of the late Miss Margaret Tytler during her residence at Patna and in Tirhoot [Tirhut] from the year 1815 to 1821. With Prefatory Note by Tytler, John. Ass surgeon, Bengal Establishment, Monghyr July 1st 1824. [NMS Research Library, Special Collections]

Savignhac, P. de and Pearson. G. Asiatic Museum Illustrated, Part 1. Comprising Figures of all the Models that were Presented to the Museum by Miss Tytler, making a total of 83. Calcutta: Asiatic Lithographic Company's Press, 1828, Pl. IV [?], Fig. II. [University of Edinburgh Library Collection]

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