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Object ID # 1955.016.001
Object Name Pan, Milk
Title Milk Pan (Early 1880s)
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 1880s
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1885
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Round tin-plated iron milk pan, used in the early 1880s by Mrs. James Hutchinson. This milk pan has a tin-coated iron base that is 22.8 cm in diameter. The base is attached to the sides of the pan with a rounded seam. The sides are made of four pieces of tin-coated iron joined by a seam. The top rim is outward-rolled tin. There is no maker's identification on it.
Makers mark None
Provenance Owned by Mrs. Arthur McNeil (neƩ Hutchison) and she said it had belonged to her mother, Mrs. James Hutchison, in the early 1880s. They were not listed in the 1881 census of Owen Sound, so they likely lived elsewhere in Grey County, Ontario or beyond.
Collection Dairy & Creamery Equipment Collection
Material Tin
Dimensions H-9.3 Dia-32 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Hutchison, James
Function After a cow was milked by hand, the milk would be set in pans for hours in order to allow the cream to rise. Then the housewife/dairy maid could skim the cream off, using a cream skimmer utensil.