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Fire Bucket

1971.585AB (RS117614)

Description

A) Cylindrical leather bucket tapered at base; leather bail handle; body painted with vertical stripe on the back; a cartouche enclosing orange flames painted on the front; colors: black red, yellow and white. B) Bag: square, open across the top, drawstring enclosure.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1899
Inscriptions
A) Front inscribed ""J.R. MAY/No. 2/F.F.S./1789."" B) Stencilled in black paint across the front ""No. 2/J.R. MAY/F.F.S./1789""
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
iron (metal)
leather
muslin
painting (coating)
tanning
Object type
Regulative & Protective T&E
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
BUCKET, FIRE
buckets (vessels)
Cartouche
cartouches (ornament)
Flame
flames
Iron
iron (metal)
Leather
leather
Muslin
muslin
Painted
painting (coating)
Tanned
tanning
Dimensions
13.5 (H), 9 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.585AB
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5219

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