Milk Can

Small, cylindrical cream or milk can with a short, slightly flared, wire-rimmed neck and arched strap handle attached to the conical shoulder at middle and base; no cover. Made in four pieces, the neck, shoulder, body and flat bottom are joined together by soft-soldered, folded seams; neck and shoulder each have a soft-soldered lapped seam and the body has a folded vertical seam. 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: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 in; 13.97 cm x 7.9375 cm x 7.62 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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