Cake Box


Circular box with a friction-fit, flat-top cover; no handles. Wire-rimmed lid has three soft-soldered, lapped-seam pieces for the sides and an overhanging, folded-edge top. Four-piece, wire-rimmed box has three folded, vertical seams for the sides and a flat bottom with folded edge. No marks. One of two covered boxes, 65.702A-B.

Date Made: ca 1865

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of Miss Faith Bradford

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.65.0702BCatalog Number: 65.0702BAccession Number: 242615

Object Name: box, cake

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)iron wire (rims material)Measurements: overall: 7 in x 13 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 34.29 cm


Record Id: nmah_309712

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