Milk or Cream Can

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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.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
wire, iron (rims material)
overall: 6 in x 4 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 10.795 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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