Covered Bucket or Pail

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Plain cylindrical bucket or pail with a wire bail handle with wood grip and a friction-fit conical cover with arched, molded strap handle. Body made in three parts, the sides from a narrow strip and wide piece joined by vertical folded seams, and the flat bottom has a folded edge. Cover has a folded seam top with overhanging folded edge and soft-soldered, lapped-seam flange. Bail handle loops around ears riveted beneath the wire-rolled rim of the pail. No marks.
Currently not on view
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 8 7/8 in x 9 7/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 22.5425 cm x 25.0825 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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