Thursday, June 23, 2011

Beautiful Junk


I bought this beautiful thing for 20 dollars at vintage fair
in Massachusetts last month. Its a 6QT butter churn from circa 1920.

I had to buy it, its such a beautiful contraption, it reminds me of a Duchamp ready-made or construction, the parts seem entirely incongruous yet they make a beautful whole . I just love everything about it, how it looks the combination of materials and most of all the way it works.

video

I think there's something quite magical about the way the paddles turn inside the jar, the way they seem somehow disconnected from the motion of the handle.

I could tell that the folks at bag-check in Boston airport loved it too.

PS. Sorry i cant figure how to turn video around!

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