Covered Bucket or Pail

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
Object Name
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rim; handle material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 10 7/8 in x 10 1/4 in x 9 5/8 in; 27.6225 cm x 26.035 cm x 24.4475 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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