Tea Canister

Cylindrical canister with an offset, wide, circular opening and friction-fit, flat cover. Cover, container collar and body each have one soft-soldered lapped seam, while cover top, flat shoulder and flat bottom are folded over and soft soldered. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
canister, tea
date made
1850 - 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
overall: 4 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 10.795 cm x 9.2075 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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