Milk cans, milk churns, or milk pails have been used for centuries
which is why they are some of the most photographed of all farmyard
objects. Here, for the first time, the diversity in size, shape
and design of milk cans is presented in a comprehensive and full-color
publication. The iconic shape of the "typical" milk can
has inspired toymakers, artists, playwrights, novelty manufactures,
and sports minded people. Milk cans often become family "treasures"
handed down through the generations; insights about these and other
social aspects of the milk can are included. In some countries milk
tankers have replaced milk cans while bright shiny plastic milk
cans appear to be replacing steel cans in others. This entire book
is dedicated to the celebration of milk cans and their history,
use, and design.