Milk or Cream Can

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Two-pint can with molded and tapered strap side handle topped by a low-domed cover missing its handle; japanned brown-black. Can made in four pieces: a tall, 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 stamped as one piece with crimped rim and deep collar. Handle has folded-under edges and is soldered in place. No marks.
Currently not on view
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
paint (exterior finish material)
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 13.97 cm x 9.8425 cm x 7.9375 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