Retro Objects: Decorate with Antique Milk Cans

We have two old milk cans which John got from a former client a few years ago. She was moving and told John she was throwing them out, he rescued them and brought them home.

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Are they from the 1930s or 1940s, maybe even the 1920s? I wish one of my grandparents was still alive, they would know the answer. My grandfather was born in 1898!

I would like to clean them up, get the rust off and put a fresh coat of black paint on both.

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Some people utilize old milk cans in their entry way for umbrellas. We never use umbrellas so I will probably use them for decorative purposes, maybe one in the kitchen and another in the living room. As always, suggestions welcome!

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