Shaker Museum

Mold, Food

Popcorn ball press made by Brother Alexander Y. Cochrane, Canterbury, NH

Object ID
1953.6589.1
Community
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Makers
Cochrane, Alexander Y. (1848- )
Description

Press formed of solid wood cylinder with hemispherical end attached by metal ring to curving arm that pivots on tapered upright. Wood cylinder rests in a hollow sheet metal tube on round base piece to form molasses popcorn ball. Rectangular wood block base with cut-outs from bottom edge of short ends. Round ball base screwed to block base; upright fits into opening in block, supported by flat wood piece screwed into base of upright.

Notes

Used with press 1953.6589.1 to make molasses popcorn balls. Made by Brother Alexander Y. Cochrane of the Canterbury, NH Shakers. Blog post on this object: https://shakerml.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/popcorn-ball-press/

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Shaker Museum Mold, Food. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=4037. Accessed on November 26, 2022

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Cochrane, Alexander Y.

1848-

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