Wooden barrels and casks were made by coopers throughout the country and were used in different ways and places, including, the farmhouse, the dairy and particularly in the brewery trade.
This is an example of one type of pail used in the butter making process
When the butter making process was completed butter was taken to the market in the Firkin. A Firkin was a British unity for the sale of butter and cheese. 1 Firkin = 56 pounds = 25 kilograms.
This is just one type of butter churn, there were many different types of churns for making butter. This particular type was driven by horse power and was a popular churn of its time, it was mainly used by larger producers.