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Fire Bucket

1991.987 (RS21473)

Description

A U-shaped leather bucket with a rolled rim; the body is painted dark green and has a red circle inscribed: "John K. Simpson/1811" and a yellow banner that is inscribed "Philanthropic/Fire/Society"; the rim is painted red; leather handles are separate from the bucket; a drawstring firebag is enclosed within.

Details

Maker
Fenno, John (Maker)
Date
1810-1830
Inscriptions
Painted on the front is: ""Philanthropic/Fire/Society"" and ""John K. Simpson 1811, No. 2"" Branded on the bucket is: ""Fenno""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
leather
painting (coating)
sewing (process)
Object type
Regulative & Protective T&E; Protective Devices
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Bucket, Fire
buckets (vessels)
Device, Fire Protection
leather
Leather
Machine Sewn
Painted
painting (coating)
sewing (process)
Dimensions
12.5 (H), 8.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.987
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3204

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