Happiness is... USN Galvanized Bucket

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Happiness is... USN Galvanized Bucket

Post by AZ Jeff » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Found this today while checking vintage galvanized buckets in antique malls for the elusive "strap bottom" (halftrack type) examples...

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Cincinatti Galvanizing Company. Haven't seen a Navy marked bucket before, let alone a galvanized strap bottom example. Another Navy piece for the High Desert collection :D

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Re: Happiness is... USN Galvanized Bucket

Post by Tin Medic » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:10 pm

Very nice.
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Re: Happiness is... USN Galvanized Bucket

Post by Mark Tombleson » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:20 pm

That is pretty cool, Jeff! :D

When do you think it was made?
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Re: Happiness is... USN Galvanized Bucket

Post by AZ Jeff » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:39 pm

Mark, certainly a WW2 era bucket design (confirmed in period photos of halftracks) but I think they go back farther, possibly WWI? I've had otherwise identical buckets -- "US" marked -- but without the reinforced bottom.

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Post by lucakiki » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:05 am

What a nice piece, Jeff!
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Re: Happiness is... USN Galvanized Bucket

Post by Mark Tombleson » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:13 am

Side and top photos of the bucket, please. :D

Ah, I saw your reference to halftracks but the Navy does have those... so maybe on a ship?
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Re: Happiness is... USN Galvanized Bucket

Post by AZ Jeff » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:29 am

What about the M3 (75mm) GMC halftrack used by the Marines?... Just say'n.

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Height ~ 10.5 ", mouth diameter 12".

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Re: Happiness is... USN Galvanized Bucket

Post by Mark Tombleson » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:14 pm

Ah, Brent has one of those... forgot about it. :o

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