Salt Shaker


Vertical, tapered concave rectangular shaker pierced with two rows of five small holes on top; cast in two halves seamed vertically along ends. Flat bottom with central depression; circular button cover for opening. Bottom under side is struck "REED & BARTON", "STERLING", and "X36", all in incuse serif letters. One of a pair, 1991.0794.03; both are identical.

Maker is Reed & Barton of Taunton, MA; 1840-present.

Date Made: 1950s-1960s

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Taunton

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0794.03Catalog Number: 1991.0794.03Accession Number: 1991.0794

Object Name: shaker, salt

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 4.1275 cm x 2.8575 cm


Record Id: nmah_1091079

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