Fire Bucket, "George Harrison"


While some buckets featured remarkable decoration and artistry, many were quite simple. This bucket is like many which belonged to individual citizens. It is marked only with the name of its owner, George Harrison, painted on an arched banner. This served as identification so that he might reclaim his bucket after a fire was over.

Note: Buckets G19, G23, G30, G39, G41, G42, G48, G53, G103, G107, G122, and G123 all fit this pattern, featuring a name and sometimes a year, with minimal additional decoration.

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Classified: Fire Fighting


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement


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Credit Line: Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0233.0273Catalog Number: 2005.0233.0273Accession Number: 2005.0233

Object Name: bucket, fire

Physical Description: leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 21.59 cm


Record Id: nmah_1340784

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