On the Fringes of the Prairie, 1800-1850
Objects Milk pan, 1800-1850
Milk pan, 1800-1850

Shallow milk pans with flaring shoulders were common household items until the mid-1800s. Milk was allowed to sit until the cream had risen to the top and could be easily removed with a shallow spoon or skimmer. Glass pans were advertised as "preferable to all others" because they were "non-conductors" and therefore kept the milk "uninfluenced by storms or climate."

Milk pan, 1800-1850
Free-blown glass
Gift of Mrs. Amos Richardson, Springfield, IL (701809)

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