Milk Can

Two-quart cylindrical milk can with an arched strap handle soft-soldered to the flat cover and a reinforced arched side handle attached to the upper half of the two-piece neck and below the molded edge of the conical shoulder. A small, rectangular brass tag stamped "C. JEWETT" in incuse serif letters is soft-soldered to both cover and can. Can is made in five parts, the two-piece neck, shoulder and flat bottom are joined by soft-soldered folded seams, while the shoulder and body are joined by a reinforced folded seam; both pieces of neck, shoulder and body each have vertical folded seams. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
can, milk
can, cream
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
brass (plaques material)
overall: 10 1/8 in x 6 1/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 25.7175 cm x 15.5575 cm x 13.335 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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