Milk Can

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.
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)
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
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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