Before being sold to neighbors or stores, freshly churned butter was usually packed in wooden butter molds designed to hold one, or sometimes two pounds. After the butter had cooled enough to hold its shape, and before being sold, it was removed from the mold and wrapped in waxed paper. Some molds had a plunger to push out the butter after it became firm. Others had hinged sides that opened to allow the butter’s removal.
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