Grocer's Bin

Grocer's Bin

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Grocer's bin with a rounded, semicylindrical top on a rectangular base, and a flat, angled, hinged lid with a scrolled clasp at top center and two hinges along bottom; no handles. Exterior top, front, sides and bottom are painted a flat red-brown; back left plain. Container is made in four large pieces, the top and base joined by horizontal folded seams and the back and front with folded edges. Arched opening has wire-rolled rims, while the lid has a folded edge and flange. No marks.
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Object Name
bin, grocer's
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
paint (exterior material)
overall: 12 7/8 in x 19 3/4 in x 15 in; 32.7025 cm x 50.165 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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