Lid Closer

Lid Closer

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Cast iron device for putting lids on cans, with inscription that reads “THE OHIO PAIL CO., MIDDLEFIELD OHIO PATEND JAN. 23, 1923.”
Ref: Smith Maddison Johnson, “Apparatus for Fastening Steel Pail Tops,” U.S. Patent 1,443,264 (Jan. 23, 1923).
Smith Maddison Johnson, “Pail Closure,” U.S. Patent 1,459,469 (June 19, 1923).
Object Name
Lid Closer, Hand Operated
Date made
ca. 1923
handle: 10 in; 25.4 cm
overall: 37 cm x 51 cm; 14 9/16 in x 20 1/16 in
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Credit Line
Gift of Budeke's Paints
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National Museum of American History
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