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I have a bentwood butter churn made by the M Brown co

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I have a bentwood butter churn made by the M Brown co  it is in the original condition and looks like it says "16 gallons" on the front.  it has a white porceline knob on top
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  C&A Appraisals (Randi) replied 2 years ago.

C&A Appraisals (Randi :

Can you tell me the condition of your butter churn and do you want to keep it (retail) or sell it (market value)?

C&A Appraisals (Randi :

Photos would be really helpful if you would like to upload them. I will provide you with three free upload options if you would like to add photos. My best, Randi

C&A Appraisals (Randi :

Photos are always extremely helpful in providing accurate identification. Here are 3 different Photo upload options.


1) On your question page, there is a tool bar above the reply box at the bottom of the page. If the tool bar is not showing, you might be using a browser that Just Answer's not optimized for. If so, you can try Firefox or Internet Explorer. Once you have the tool bar showing:


1. Click the paper clip icon 2. Click the Browse icon


3. Click the Browse button 4. Select your file and click Open


5. Click OK 6. Click Insert


7. Click Save Changes on this page


 


2) If you cannot get your file uploaded or are not able to use the third party sites we've suggested, please feel free to forward your graphic or file to us here and we will forward it to your Expert. XXX@XXXXXX.XXX ask that it be forwarded to Randi (CAssoc.). It may take a day or two for me to get the photos.


3) For multiple photos, I recommend www.photobucket.com:


Go to www.photobucket.com (free to use), sign up, create your album page, upload your photos. On your album page in the upper right hand corner it has "Album Options" select it, it has a pull down menu from which you can choose "Public".


Mark your album page"PUBLIC" and then copy and paste the link to your album page that shows in your browser window (the html link that is in the largest window above your page) into your reply to me.

Customer:

Randi, I am not very computer savvy, so I think I will mail you the pix of the churn. I think would like to sell the churn. It seems to be very old, but it is in good working condition. -Vickie

Expert:  Will replied 2 years ago.

If you have the image available on your desktop, here's the best and fastest way to get images to Randi:


Go to http://www.imgur.com/.

1. Click "Computer".
2. Double click the image you want to upload.
3. Click "Start Upload".
4. When the image appears on your screen, just copy the link from that page and paste it on this page.

Expert:  C&A Appraisals (Randi) replied 2 years ago.
Will has kindly provided a really simple way to upload your photos or you can always just email them toXXX@XXXXXX.XXX and ask them to forward to me. I will watch for the photos and thanks so much for your message. My best, Randi
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Randi, I think I e-mailed my photos yesterday. Please let me know if you have gotten them. -Vickie

Expert:  C&A Appraisals (Randi) replied 2 years ago.
Vicki I went back and checked through all my email to make sure I hadn't missed you and have not yet received photos. I am so sorry this is seeming to take so long. I want you to try this photo site that Will recommended, it is really easy and may expedite getting the photos. My husband was sick so I was not on this weekend, I will be on most of the week though and will watch for you. If you want to try this site, I think it would really be helpful or I would re-email them toXXX@XXXXXX.XXX orXXX@XXXXXX.XXX (the new name for Just Answer). Here is the instructions:

) Go to http://www.imgur.com/.

1. Click "Computer".
2. Double click the image you want to upload.
3. Click "Start Upload".
4. When the image appears on your screen, just copy the link from that page and paste it on this page.



My best, Randi
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
http://imgur.com/a/UckhO#0

Hope this works!!

-Vickie
Expert:  C&A Appraisals (Randi) replied 2 years ago.
Yea!! great photos, thanks so much. What a superb butter churn you have! The original stenciling and condition are amazing. It was made by the M. Brown Company of Wapakoneta, Ohio, around 1900.

Here is a yellow buttermilk one by the same company, not near so fine for $469

http://forsale.oodle.com/view/bent-wood-churn-butter-churn-m-brown-co-wapakoneta-ohio/2726849119-phoenix-az/

Here is one that is very similar...a 6 gallon which may be what yours is Buy it Now $580, not bentwood but with some stenciling.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-PRIMITIVE-BUTTER-CHURN-M-BROWN-CO-COMPLETE-4-GALLON-COMMERCIAL-/120820530473?pt=Antiques_Furniture&hash=item1c2176fd29

Craig's List Michigan 4495

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/atq/2977801306.html

This one, a flat top, sold at auction for $425

https://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=1642&aid=42942&lid=11228613

If you are keeping your churn you should insure it for at least 4850-$900. If you want to sell it, in the condition it is, the very least you would want to accept is $500-$550. It is outstanding. Thanks so much for hanging in there with me, being so patient about the photos! My best, Randi
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