Milk Pail

Milk Pail

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Description
Tapered cylindrical pail partially covered by a slanted shield with a square, hinged-lid spout soft-soldered at center that has a brass wire cloth or mesh strainer. Wire bail handle is looped around the ends of the wire reinforcing the rim front; arched, molded strap assist or lifting handle is soft-soldered opposite spout near bottom. Pail made in three parts, the body has two vertical folded seams and the flat bottom has a soft-soldered folded edge. Rim, shield and handle have molded wire edges; all edges of spout and hinge are plain. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pail, milk
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)
brass (strainer material)
Measurements
overall: 6 7/8 in x 9 5/8 in x 10 in; 17.4625 cm x 24.4475 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
DL.251349.0227
catalog number
251349.227
251349.227
251349.0227
accession number
251349
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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