Milk Can


Three-gallon milk can with reinforced side handle, neck and body. Made in four pieces: a wire-rimmed, soft-soldered lapped-seam neck; tall, conical, folded-seam breast; cylindrical, folded-seam body; and flat bottom, all joined by soft-soldered folded seams with soft-soldered lapped-seam bands added at neck and at top and base of body, plus a seamless band around bottom. High arched, tapered strap side handle and bands on body have wire-reinforced, rolled-over edges. No marks. No cover.

Date Made: ca 1905

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.251349.0180Catalog Number: 251349.0180Accession Number: 251349

Object Name: can, milk

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)wire, iron (rims material)Measurements: overall: 15 3/4 in x 8 5/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 40.005 cm x 21.9075 cm x 21.59 cm


Record Id: nmah_310655

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