Milk or Cream Can

Description
Two-pint can with tapered strap side handle topped by a low-domed, arched strap-handled cover. Can made in four pieces: a short, wire-rimmed, soft-soldered lapped-seam neck; seamless breast; cylindrical, folded-seam body; and flat bottom crimped at underedge, all joined by folded seams. Cover has folded edge and lapped-seam collar. Both handles have wire-reinforced, rolled-over edges and are soldered in place. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
can, milk
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
wire, iron (rims material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 4 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 10.795 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
DL*251349.0178
catalog number
251349.0178
accession number
251349
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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