Fire Bucket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1810-1830

GUSN

GUSN-3204

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

Descriptive Terms

buckets (vessels)
leather
painting (coating)
sewing (process)
Device, Fire Protection
Bucket, Fire
Leather
Machine Sewn
Painted
Bucket, Fire

Inscription

Painted on the front is: ""Philanthropic/Fire/Society"" and ""John K. Simpson 1811, No. 2"" Branded on the bucket is: ""Fenno""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Fenno, John (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Dimensions

12.5 (H), 8.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.987

Places

Massachusetts (United States)