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Old 21st April 2018, 06:44 AM   #1
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A recent purchase.
Any ideas as to what it is for and where it comes from ?

Appears totally impractical for liquids as it would pour very badly and need to be tipped upside-down to completely drain.
Then again this would have to be done to pour out anything.

Made of wood and bound with riveted steel and brass bands.
About 12 inches across.
The stopper is wood and iron and looks original.
The chain is probably a replacement.

The workmanship looks as though it may be Afghan or simlar.
The shape looks as though it ought to be on a ship.
These two suggestions are, I think, mutually exclusive.


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Old 21st April 2018, 03:26 PM   #2
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could this be a drum?
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Old 21st April 2018, 08:54 PM   #3
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Campaign/Ship's tea caddy?
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Old 23rd April 2018, 09:04 AM   #4
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Oil storage for a whale-oil or kerosene lamp wick assembly which would be put in place of the stopper?
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Well on the sticker it says WATER BOTTLE so.....
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Old 8th February 2019, 07:36 PM   #6
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It does indeed, but I don't believe it.
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Old 8th February 2019, 09:17 PM   #7
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Is the flat side a stretched skin?
Could it be a hawking drum of some sort?
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Old 9th February 2019, 10:12 PM   #8
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Oil storage for a whale-oil or kerosene lamp wick assembly which would be put in place of the stopper?


This would be my guess as well, an old smudge pot just missing the wick assembly. These would use just about any oil that would burn, from kerosene and other petroleum oils to whale and olive oil. Does it have any distinct smell when the plug is removed?

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