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Cake Box

Cake Box

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box, cake
date made
ca 1865
place made
United States
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
ID Number
DL.65.0702B
catalog number
65.0702B
accession number
242615
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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