Milk Can

Three-quart cylindrical milk can with an arched, molded strap handle soft-soldered to the low-domed cover and a reinforced, high-arched, side handle attached to the rim of the two-piece neck and just below the molded edge of the conical shoulder. A small, clipped-corner, rectangular brass tag stamped "F. FULLER" in incuse serif letters is soft-soldered on the shoulder. Can is made in five parts, the two-piece neck and shoulder are joined by soft-soldered folded seams, the shoulder and body by a reinforced folded seam, and the flat bottom folded at its edges; both pieces of neck, shoulder and body have folded vertical seams.
Currently not on view
Object Name
can, milk
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
brass (plaque 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
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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