Milk Can

Milk Can

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One-quart milk can with molded and tapered strap side handle topped by a low-domed cover with arched strap handle; cast brass letter "S" soldered to breast opposite handle. Can made in four parts: a soft-soldered lapped-seam, wire-rimmed neck and conical breast; cylindrical, folded-seam body; and flat bottom, all joined by soft soldered and folded seams. Cover has folded edge and deep, lapped-seam collar. Both handles soldered in place; that on cover has folded-over edges, while that on body has rolled-under edges. "Bagg" scratched on body; no other marks.
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Object Name
can, milk
date made
ca 1900
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
brass (letter material)
overall: 8 5/8 in x 5 in x 4 3/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 12.7 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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