canvas bucket with leather bottom

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  1. piot1940

    piot1940 Member

    I found this well conserved bucket with a leather bottom. There are no markings on it. Has anybody an idea of which country this is and why there is a hook on it?

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    kind regards, Jean
     
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  2. RCG

    RCG Senior Member, Deceased

    Cannot find anything similar on google images.
    Country no idea, although brass eyelets point to British, maybe a WD mark on them.

    Safety hook.
    1. To quickly attach and detach line a to, so it could be dropped down a well or water hole.
    also would enable several buckets to be filled in quick succession.
    2. To securely attach bucket to vehicle. (If just hung by handle could easily be lost if travelling over rough ground).
     
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  4. RCG

    RCG Senior Member, Deceased

    Perhaps I should have said. Same as.:D:D.
     
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  5. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    I can't find any photos of anything exactly like this, but could it be a nosebag for a horse or mule? The logic is that I've recently seen a comment that nosebags had leather bottoms to reduce wear when horses pushed them against the ground. Of course, that information on horse management had to be on a wall at Bovington!
     
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  6. RCG

    RCG Senior Member, Deceased

    I would be very surprised if it was as the rope handle does not seem long enough.
     
  7. piot1940

    piot1940 Member

    Hello, thanks to all but I got the answer on the US forum. It is an US Signal Corps LS-57 bucket. A bit rare since there are no markings on it.

    regards, Jean
     
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    RCG Senior Member, Deceased

  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    You are a poet - and you don't know it

    TD
     
  10. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    He'd tried to find a rhyme for bucket,
    But couldn't, gave up and said....
     
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