Milk Can

Two-quart milk can with tapered strap side handle topped by a low-domed cover with bracket strap handle. Can made in four pieces: a soft-soldered lapped-seam, wire-rimmed neck and short conical breast; tall, cylindrical, folded-seam body; and flat bottom, all joined by soft-soldered folded seams. Cover has folded edge and lapped-seam collar. Both handles have folded-under edges and are soldered in place. No marks.
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Object Name
can, milk
date made
1875 - 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rim material)
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
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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