Covered Bucket or Pail


Plain cylindrical bucket or pail with wire bail handle and friction-fit, low-domed, molded cover with arched strap handle. Body 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.

Date Made: late 19th or early 20th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.251349.0167Catalog Number: 251349.0167Accession Number: 251349

Object Name: bucketpail

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)iron wire (rims; handle material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/4 in x 8 1/8 in x 7 7/8 in; 20.955 cm x 20.6375 cm x 20.0025 cm


Record Id: nmah_310669

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.