Fire Bucket

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-5218

Description

A) Cylindrical leather bucket tapered at base; vertical stripe painted on the back; a cartouche enclosing orange flames painted on the front; colors: black red, yellow and white; leather bail handle. B) Bag: square, open across the top, drawstring enclosure. C) Wrench: L-shaped; cone shaped section with square recess at end for unscrewing bolts; at right angle to this is a slotted rectangular section.

Details

Descriptive Terms

buckets (vessels)
iron (metal)
leather
muslin
painting (coating)
tanning
cartouches (ornament)
flames
Leather
Muslin
Iron
Tanned
Painted
Flame
Cartouche
BUCKET, FIRE

Inscription

A) Front inscribed ""J.R. MAY/No. 1/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.),

Additional Identification Number

1971.584ABC

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Regulative & Protective T&E

Dimensions

13 (H), 8.75 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.584A-C

Places

New Hampshire (United States)