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Paddle, Food

Food paddle, Canterbury, NH

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New Hampshire, Canterbury

Between-centers turned end carved stirring paddle of birch. A 1 1/8" board was centered on lathe and turned to a maximum handle diameter of 1 1/4" and a paddle diameter of 3 1/16" tapering to 3" diameter at end. Then the paddle blade was tapered by sewing and/or planing on one side only.


Used with tin tub, 1953.6583.1 for mixing molasses and popcorn.

New Hampshire Canterbury

New Hampshire Canterbury

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Shaker Museum Paddle, Food. Accessed on June 18, 2024


1953.6583.1 - Tub - Tub, Canterbury, NH


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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

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.