Milk or Cream Can

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Two-pint container with high-arched, tapered strap side handle. Made in four pieces: a seamless, slightly flared, wire-rimmed neck; conical, soft-soldered lapped-seam breast; cylindrical, folded-seam body; and flat bottom crimped at underedge, all joined by folded and soldered seams. Handle has wire-reinforced, rolled-under edges and is soldered at center of breast and top of body, just below seam. Bottom underside stamped "A.C.Co. (arched) / 2 A". No cover.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1905 - 1915
American Can Company
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
wire, iron (rims material)
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 in; 13.97 cm x 7.9375 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Data Source
National Museum of American History