Museum of Texas Tech University, History Division
To collect, preserve, document, and interpret the material culture of Lubbock and the South Plains, and its adjacent West Texas regions.

To collect, preserve, document, and interpret the material culture of Lubbock and the South Plains, and its adjacent West Texas regions.

 
 
 
 

2 quart size Dazey butter churn: No. 20 model churn complete with strainer.

Company markings read: "DAZEY CHURN, NO 20, PATENTED FEB 1922, DAZEY CHURN MFG.CO., ST LOUIS MO., MADE IN U.S.A."

 

Title of Image4 quart size Dazey butter churn: No. 4 model churn complete with strainer. This model represents a new design in glassware and a new numbering system, moving from the traditional No. 40 to the space saving No. 4.

Title of ImageCompany markings read: "DAZEY CHURN, PAT APP FOR, NO 4, MADE IN, ST LOUIS MO U.S.A., DAZEY CORPORATION"

 

Title of Image8 quart size Dazey butter churn: No. 80 model churn complete with strainer.

Title of ImageCompany markings read: "DAZEY CHURN, NO 80, PATENTED FEB 1922, DAZEY CHURN MFG CO, ST LOUIS MO., MADE IN U.S.A."

 

Spotlight on Collections:
All About Butter

From the bouncing backs of camels in the Middle East, to the rockin' and rolling wagons of the American migration west, butter was and is made by a variety of methods. The pinnacle of home butter production occured in the 1920's and 30's. At the very top, the churn of the Dazey Churn & Manufacturing Company kept America mixing claiming in the early 1920's that a couple million customers were satisfied with their product.

A well recognized antique today, the Dazey Company's churn made waves when it was introduced in the first half of the twentieth century. First-hand sources state that production demand was so high that the company branched out often taking over other companies in secret. Butter's dominance over America was short-lived, however, as Margerine would reign supreme by the 1970s.