Cake Box

Cake Box

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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.
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Object Name
box, cake
date made
ca 1865
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
overall: 7 in x 13 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 34.29 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Faith Bradford
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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