Red Wing Chicken Buttermilk feeder

Question:

 

Hello –

I work in the curatorial department of the Wolfsonian-FIU, a museum of art and design in Miami Beach, Florida. We are about to present an exhibition of ceramics in our collection, and plan to include in that show a Red Wing Poultry Drinking Fount and Buttermilk Feeder. I have been having some trouble identifying a date for the feeder that we have, and I am wondering whether there is someone affiliated with the Red Wing Collector’s Society who may be able to offer some expert advice on that question. I would be happy to send a digital photo if that would be helpful.

 

I would be very grateful for any help that you can offer. Best regards –

 

Jon

Answer:

Jon, your Red Wing Chicken Buttermilk feeder was produced in the early 1920’s.  Al Kohlman