Covered Bucket or Pail

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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.
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 1/8 in x 9 3/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 20.6375 cm x 23.8125 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
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Data Source
National Museum of American History