Yellow Painted Leather Fire Bucket
Concord, NH, Ca. Early 19th Century

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Painted yellow with "Concord Bank" on a red and black scroll. Excellent original condition and paint. Original leather handle.

Painting and lettering may have been done by famous Abbot-Dowling Coach Co., Concord, NH, whose decorator was John Burgum.

Ex. Gail and Don Piatt collection. Purchased at the William Smith June 2007 Backofen sale, lot 101.

The accompanying literature from Janet and Dana Ball, Canterbury, NH, says, "This is a Concord, NH fire bucket and came out a home in West Concord. The scrolls are identical to those of other Concord, NH fire buckets held by the New Hampshire Historical Society and may be a distinctive Concord, NH feature.

This bucket is identical to two owned by Mr. Lee Ryan of Firehouse Relics, Belmar, NJ, marked "H. Farley, Concord," and "N. Harley, Concord". Henry and Nathan Farley lived in Concord, NH. Both their houses are shown on Main Street on the Concord map of 1827. Henry was a house painter and chairmaker; Nathan was a stonecutter and gravestone maker. Henry died in 1828. Nathan's dates are 1815-1887.

13" high x 7 1/2" diameter.

ITEM # 19681