LATE 18th CENTURY NAVAL SAILCLOTH WATER BUCKET

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Item Code: 1097-20

This wonderful, sailor made water bucket has a rope handle fixed through large hand-worked grommets in this bucket made of sailcloth. Dating to around the end of the 18th century, this is a piece typical of the navy: keep the men busy, conserve material, and make things easy to stow when not in use.

When soaked with water, the fabric would be tight enough to haul water up to wash the decks or extinguish a fire. Despite being primarily used for water, it could also be used for sand. Crews in the “age of fighting sand” are recorded as sometimes being ordered when going into action to scatter sand on the decks to avoid slipping, whether from seawater or the blood of their shipmates.

This is a great piece that would add a lot to a display of early naval cutlasses and sea-going gear.  [sr]

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