Fire Bucket, ca. 1806

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This leather fire bucket has a leather handle, with the words "No. 4/I. Nichols/F.F.S./1806" painted on the side along with a death's head (or angel) and a flourish. This fire bucket belonged to the Falmouth Fire Society. This society came to the aid of its members in the event of a fire, and in some cases, reimbursed for damages.

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About This Item

  • Title: Fire Bucket, ca. 1806
  • Creation Date: circa 1806
  • Subject Date: circa 1806
  • Local Name: Falmouth
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Leather, paint
  • Local Code: 1995.110
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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