Milk Can

Two-quart cylindrical milk can with arched strap handles soft-soldered to the flat cover and at side below rim of neck and at base of conical shoulder. Can is made in five pieces, the neck, shoulder, two-piece body and flat bottom all joined by soft-soldered folded seams; neck, shoulder and body each have vertical, soft-soldered folded seams. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
can, milk
date made
late 19th century
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
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 Kenneth E. Jewett
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