Milk Can

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
can, milk
date made
ca 1905
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
wire, iron (rims material)
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
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


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