A genuine 1874 leather fire brigade bucket is in very fine condition. From the 1600's to the 1800's, leather buckets like these were used to pass water hand to hand to fight fires.
Leather was lighter than wooden buckets, and this bucket is signed "N" and undecipherable symbols or letters from the brigade that worked together, see photos. The bottom is stamped including a date of 12/(18)74.
The leather has wear and warm patina, inside is lined with canvas that was once waterproof. Dimensions are 8" diameter excluding the handle and 15 1/2" tall.
See 18 photos on Harp Gallery website that enlarge to full screen size.