Milk Can

Small, cylindrical cream or milk can with arched strap handles soft-soldered to the low-domed cover and at side below rim of short neck and at base of rounded shoulder. Can is made in four pieces, the neck, one-piece shoulder and flat bottom are joined by folded seams, while the shoulder and body have a reinforced folded seam; neck has a vertical, soft-soldered lapped seam and the body has a vertical, folded. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
can, milk
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (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
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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