Small cylindrical pail with wire bail handle and friction-fit, domed cover with wire ring fastened at center. Pail made in two parts, the body has one folded vertical seam and flat bottom has folded edge. Cover has an overhanging folded edge and soft-soldered lappend-seam flange. Handle is looped around two ears riveted beneath the wire-rolled rim of the pail. No marks.
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Object Name
date made
1850 - 1925
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rim, handle material)
overall: 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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