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This tool was used to make cheese at home. Cheese was made at home until improvements in transportation made it possible to transport milk in liquid form. Factory production then began to replace the home production of cheese. During the Civil War, however, milk was still being processed into cheese and butter at home. Butter was easier to make than cheese and was more readily made at home. Source: Gates, Paul W. The Impact of the Civil War: Agriculture and the Civil War. Ed. Nevins, Allan. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, 1965. Print.Fletcher, Whitcomb W. Pennsylvania Agriculture and Country Life 1840-1940. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1955. Print.
Vince's Agricultural Project, Vol. 1
cheesemaking, 19th century
"Cheesemaker's Curd Cutter" (2019). Indiana, Pennsylvania in the Civil War. 17.
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