Coal Carrier

Coal Carrier

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Rectangular, scoop-shaped pan with flat, punchwork-decorated, hinged lid and metal-wrapped, wire loop handle. Lid has bent edges that fit over the pan when closed, and features a design of a diamond inside two concentric circles with crosslets or plus signs in the corners, all punched from the outside. Pan is made from one piece, its corners cut, folded and riveted. Handle riveted to back side of pan. No marks.
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Object Name
carrier, coal
date made
ca 1845
place made
United States
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (handle material)
overall: 3 in x 14 3/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 36.5125 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Preston R. Bassett
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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