Covered Bucket or Pail

Cylindrical bucket or pail with a wire bail handle with wood grip and a friction-fit, low-domed, molded cover with arched strap handle. Body has a molded band near its middle and is made in three parts, two sides joined by folded vertical seams and a flat bottom with folded edge. Cover has an overhanging folded edge and soft-soldered lapped-seam flange. Bail handle loops around ears riveted beneath the wire-rolled rim at seams. No marks.
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Object Name
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims; handle material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 29 cm; 11 7/16 in
overall: 8 1/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 20.6375 cm x 23.8125 cm x 24.13 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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