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Mold, Food

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

Object ID:
1953.6589.1
Community:
New Hampshire, Canterbury
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 May 26, 2024

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Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.