Staved wooden grain bucket, 10 3/4"high, 8 3/4" across the top and 7 1/4" across the bottom. It has vestiges of red paint and two metal bands. The third metal band (at the bottom) is missing. It dates from the mid to late 1800's.
This bucket comes from an old farm near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and would have been used as a grain measure, The bucket has an upper portion, about 7" deep and a lower portion, about 3" deep. The usual measure would have been a peck and a half-peck. The frugal farmers had two measures in one!
The bucket is in well worn condition. It has been in an old barn for many years and has not been refinished or restored. The photos show all sides of the bucket.