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 ProtectionBucket, FireLeather
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

Object Type

Regulative & Protective T&E; Protective Devices

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.987

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