* Early 1800's Oak
& Iron Well Bucket *
A fantastic early Farm
Here's an authentic antique primitive
wooden well water bucket made in the early 1800's.
This is really heavy weighing more
than 11 lbs. And it's big ... 21" high with the handle fully extended.
12" to the top of the rim and slightly ovoid in shape from years of
use it measures 13" x 12-1/2" across the rim. The base is just a tad
narrower at 12" across. Good thick staves with lots of fabulous wear
all over, they are bound with 1" wide wrought iron hoops.
And look at that wrought iron handle,
a V shape with the ends held in two 'piggen' ears that extend above the rim
of the bucket at either side. On the interior of the piggen ears are
two looped wrought iron rods that were hammered through the staves and
folded over to give the handle superior strength. Just the most wonderful
early well bucket that you could find, beautifully constructed and approximately
200 years old!
It's still in great shape and lots
of wear showing through. Made of oak, the staves are 1/2" thick.
Interior of the bucket is clean and shows plenty of use. Heavy
wrought iron hand forged swing handle and wrought iron hoops holding the
hand cut staves. Still good and strong and
Size: 21" high including handle
- 12" to top of rim - 13" x 12-1/2" across the top - 12" across the
Handle is strong and
Staves, base and wrought iron hoops
are tight with no looseness.