Leather fire bucket, Thomaston, 1793

Contributed by The General Henry Knox Museum


This leather fire bucket kept sand handy, in case it was needed to supress a fire in the home. Dated 1793, it is purported to be one of a pair listed on the 1795 inventory of items Henry Knox brought from Philadelphia to his new home in Thomaston, which he named Montpelier.

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  • Title: Leather fire bucket, Thomaston, 1793
  • Creation Date: 1793
  • Subject Date: 1793
  • Town: Thomaston
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Leather
  • Dimensions: 33.5 cm x 21.5 cm
  • Local Code: P-020
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180

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