Milk Can

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Description
One-quart milk can with molded and tapered strap side handle topped by a low-domed cover with arched strap handle; cast brass letter "S" soldered to breast opposite handle. Can made in four parts: a soft-soldered lapped-seam, wire-rimmed neck and conical breast; cylindrical, folded-seam body; and flat bottom, all joined by soft soldered and folded seams. Cover has folded edge and deep, lapped-seam collar. Both handles soldered in place; that on cover has folded-over edges, while that on body has rolled-under edges. "Bagg" scratched on body; no other marks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
brass (letter material)
Measurements
overall: 8 5/8 in x 5 in x 4 3/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 12.7 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
DL.389129
catalog number
389129
accession number
182022
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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