Slop Pail

Slightly tapered, copper-bottom pail with conical liner; large, U-shaped, triangular spout opens to space between liner and pail. Wire bail handle has black-painted wood grip; flat cover is topped by a button knop. Pail is made in five pieces with three vertical folded seams; spout is soldered in place and flat bottom has folded edge. No marks.
The double-wall construction of this pail allows the outer section to be filled with water which can then be heated to keep the contents in the inner container warm.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
wood (handle material)
paint (handle material)
copper (bottom material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 12 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in; 19.685 cm x 32.0675 cm x 24.765 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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