Milk Can

Description
Three-gallon milk can with reinforced side handle, neck and body. Made in four pieces: a wire-rimmed, soft-soldered lapped-seam neck; tall, conical, folded-seam breast; cylindrical, folded-seam body; and flat bottom, all joined by soft-soldered folded seams with soft-soldered lapped-seam bands added at neck and at top and base of body, plus a seamless band around bottom. High arched, tapered strap side handle and bands on body have wire-reinforced, rolled-over edges. No marks. No cover.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1905
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
wire, iron (rims material)
Measurements
overall: 15 3/4 in x 8 5/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 40.005 cm x 21.9075 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
DL.251349.0180
catalog number
251349.0180
accession number
251349
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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