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19th Century English Brass & Steel Dairy Milk Can
Superb, antique English brass and steel dairy milk can, c.1900. Milk originating from a local dairy was delivered door-to-door. It was directly dispensed into one of these kinds of cans from a milk churn that was loaded onto a hand, or horse-drawn cart. The can is oval-shaped, and can hold up to 2 pints. It is constructed from heavy tinned steel, with brass hardware, and has a thick brass wire, bale handle. Stamped on the front, is the name and address of the dairy – “C. Irons” of ”Bletchley Rd”- as well as the name of the cooper -“Leighton”.
Condition: Excellent, antique condition with a clean interior and wonderful patina.
Size: 5 3/8” depth. Width is 5 ½”. Maximum height with handle is 8”.
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