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1900 Rubber Bucket

Contributed by Hose 5 Fire Museum

This is an 1900 rubber bucket. They were kept in people's homes and used in the event of a fire. The earlier buckets were made of leather and always kept in the home and in the event of a fire everyone would bring them outside to be filled with water and passed from person to person or what was called a bucket brigade.

Other Information


  • Title: 1900 Rubber Bucket
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Rubber
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Hose 5 Fire Museum
247 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 945-3229

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