Historic Tools of North Castle

Cream Tin

This tool at Smith’s Tavern is a cream tin.  It is shaped like a small milk can probably made of tin with a wire handle and a lid with a separate wide metal handle.


Cream is a dairy product composed of the higher-butterfat layer skimmed from the top of milk before homogenization. In un-homogenized milk, the fat, which is less dense, eventually rises to the top.  Cream skimmed from milk may be called "sweet cream" to distinguish it from cream skimmed from whey, a by-product of cheese-making. Whey cream has a lower fat content and tastes more salty, tangy and "cheesy".


Cream could be stored in glass bottles or containers like this item at Smith’s Tavern.


Reference:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream

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Location:Right Shelf - Bottom
Length: 11 cm
Width: 11 cm
Height: 24 cm
Weight: 193 g