Plain, cylindrical container with raised bead below collar and a flat, friction-fit cover. Cover and container have vertical soft-soldered lapped seams, while cover top and flat bottom are folded over sides. No marks. Traces of blue japanning on exterior.
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Object Name
date made
19th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 9 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 24.4475 cm x 11.1125 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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