Coal Carrier

Rectangular, scoop-shaped pan with flat, punchwork-decorated, hinged lid and metal-wrapped, wire loop handle. Lid has bent edges that fit over the pan when closed, and features a design of a diamond inside two concentric circles with crosslets or plus signs in the corners, all punched from the outside. Pan is made from one piece, its corners cut, folded and riveted. Handle riveted to back side of pan. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
carrier, coal
date made
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (handle material)
overall: 3 in x 14 3/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 36.5125 cm x 14.2875 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Preston R. Bassett
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