Milk Can

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
can, milk
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
brass (tag material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/8 in x 7 in x 6 1/4 in; 30.7975 cm x 17.78 cm x 15.875 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
DL*251349.0226
catalog number
251349.0226
accession number
251349
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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