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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.
Device, Fire Protection
Painted on the front is: ""Philanthropic/Fire/Society"" and ""John K. Simpson 1811, No. 2"" Branded on the bucket is: ""Fenno""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Fenno, John (Maker)
Boston, MA, USA
12.5 (H), 8.5 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)