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March 29, 2011

Maple sugaring bucket

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 9:32 am

Maple sugaring bucket

Maple sugaring bucket spigot

A red painted wooden bucket, consisting of 16 staves and 3 metal hoops. Originally, this tin spigot was attached with wire about 1″ from the top of the bucket on one side. These were used for collecting sap for making maple sugar. The bucket is believed to have been constructed circa 1820 and the tin spigot circa 1920.

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