Milk Can

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Two-quart milk can with tapered strap side handle and a circular flat-top cover with arched strap handle. Can made in five pieces: a wire-rimmed, soft-soldered lapped-seam neck; conical, folded-seam breast; two-piece, cylindrical, folded-seam body; and flat bottom, all joined by soft-soldered folded seams. Cover has folded edge and lapped-seam collar. Both handles have wire-reinforced, rolled-under edges and are soldered in place. No marks.
Currently not on view
date made
1875 - 1900
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
overall: 10 1/2 in x 6 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 26.67 cm x 17.4625 cm x 13.0175 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