Sugar or Flour Box

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Cylindrical, flat-top, japanned canister with scrolled hasp lock on front, wire ring handle at top center, and one hinge at back. A faint gilt band encircles the overhanging, folded-edge top of lid; wire rim below. Canister is made in two parts, the body has a vertical folded seam and the flat bottom has a projecting, folded edge; its top edge is folded with raised bead below. Tinned interior. No marks. One of two boxes or canisters, DL*257491.0015-.0016.
Currently not on view
date made
1840 - 1880
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (handle; rim material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
gold (exterior decoration material)
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in; 11.43 cm x 13.335 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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