Milk Can

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Three-quart milk can with reinforced tapered strap side handle and neck topped by a low-domed cover with molded, flat-arched strap handle; clipped-corner rectangular brass tag stamped "F. FULLER" is soldered to breast. Can made in four pieces: a wire-rimmed neck, conical breast and cylindrical body, all with folded seams, and a flat bottom; all joined by folded seams with a soft-soldered lapped-seam band added at neck. Cover has folded edge and deep, lapped-seam collar. Both handles soldered in place; that on cover has folded-under edges, while that on body has wire-reinforced, rolled-under edges. Three dots of solder for feet on bottom underside of can. No other marks.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
brass (tag material)
overall: 12 1/8 in x 7 in x 6 1/4 in; 30.7975 cm x 17.78 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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