Smithsonian museums continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

Slop Pail

Slop Pail

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
Slightly tapered, copper-bottom pail with conical liner; large, U-shaped, triangular spout opens to space between liner and pail. Wire bail handle has black-painted wood grip; flat cover is topped by a button knop. Pail is made in five pieces with three vertical folded seams; spout is soldered in place and flat bottom has folded edge. No marks.
The double-wall construction of this pail allows the outer section to be filled with water which can then be heated to keep the contents in the inner container warm.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pail
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
wood (handle material)
paint (handle material)
copper (bottom material)
Measurements
overall: 7 3/4 in x 12 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in; 19.685 cm x 32.0675 cm x 24.765 cm
ID Number
DL.257491.0094
catalog number
257491.0094
accession number
257491
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object