Milk Can

Description
Two-quart cylindrical milk can with a bracket strap handle soft-soldered to the low-domed cover and a high-arched strap handle attached at side below rim of neck and bottom edge of conical shoulder. Can is made in four parts, the neck, shoulder, body, and flat bottom all joined by soft-soldered folded seams; neck and shoulder have soft-soldered lapped seams and the body has a folded vertical seam. No marks.
Location
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 (rim material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 5 in x 4 5/8 in; 25.4 cm x 12.7 cm x 11.7475 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
DL*251349.0213
catalog number
251349.0213
accession number
251349
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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