Milk Can

Description
One-quart, cylindrical cream or milk can with folded-edge strap handle soft-soldered to the low-domed cover and an arched, molded strap handle at side below rim of neck and base of conical shoulder; raised "S" on shoulder opposite handle. Can is made in four parts, the neck and shoulder joined by a soft-soldered folded seam, the shoulder and body crimped with wire, and the flat bottom with folded edge. One-piece neck, shoulder, and body all have vertical folded seams. No other marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
can, milk
date made
1875-1899
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
Measurements
overall: 8 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 11.1125 cm
overall: 8 5/8 in x 5 in x 4 3/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 12.7 cm x 11.1125 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
DL*389129
catalog number
389129
accession number
182022
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 Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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