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    I finally got back out today after a nine week battle with COVID-19 and it’s complications and found this while looking for artifacts in the creek that I have been hunting this year I think it may be from 1800s made of wood with metal bands and leather handle

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    Do a search for covered wagon axle grease buckets
    Last edited by willjo; 01-13-2022, 10:44 PM.
    South East Ga. Twin City

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    • Uncle Trav
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      Good eye. Looks like a good match for a grease bucket 👍

    • B.Rubble
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      Yes I think your right! I looked it up today and found images of a few that look like it

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    One shot powder keg?
    South Carolina

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    • #4
      Is the bottom open, or enclosed?
      Southeastern Minnesota’s driftless area

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      • B.Rubble
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    • #5
      I was going to say it was a water bucket.
      However I think that Johnny nailed it.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
      Cool find 😎
      Bruce
      In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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      • #6
        Good job on COVID battle. You won !!! . As far as the bucket the first thing I thought of was a bucket that drillers used that can be lowered down a hole to test water . I’m probably wrong
        Last edited by Hoss; 01-14-2022, 06:48 PM.

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        • gregszybala
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          Oh for cripes sakes!

        • B.Rubble
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          Thank You I will check that link out

      • #7
        Here’s a picture of a grease bucket I was able to find today used in the mid 1800’s

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          Click image for larger version

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          • Ron Kelley
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            I ran a scientific buoyancy test. Here are the results: Steel sinks and wood floats. Sometimes I jest can't help myself. (Not a spelling error)

          • SGT.Digger
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            Why do wooden ships sink 😊 then

        • #9
          Well how cool is that . What a blast from the past .

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          • #10
            Just saw a nicely made reproduction grease bucket this weekend. Should have snapped a pic. I never did understand why those buckets are so thick walled for the size they are.
            Uncle Trav- Southwest Michigan

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