Lard Pail

Cylindrical pail with wire bail handle and handleless, friction-fit, flat cover. Pail made in two parts, the body has one folded vertical seam and the flat bottom has a folded edge. Cover stamped as one piece. Bail handle fits into circular terminals riveted beneath the raised bead on the pail. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1880 - 1920
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (handle material)
overall: 5 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 13.6525 cm x 17.145 cm x 16.51 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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