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Does anyone know what this leather bucket is for......British and very old.

Article about: Hi Guys, Need help on identifying this container I have had for a while. It is crows foot marked on the bottom and 6-32,, with UK coat of arms on front It cant be a fire bucket as it is burl

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    Default Does anyone know what this leather bucket is for......British and very old.

    Hi Guys, Need help on identifying this container I have had for a while. It is crows foot marked on the bottom and 6-32,, with UK coat of arms on front It cant be a fire bucket as it is burlap inside, is it for gunpowder. Obviously missing a strap and lid, and its around foot and a half tall. Has to date mid 1800s. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks !!Click image for larger version. 

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    It's a cut down leather artillery shell carrier. These were made into WWII and I have seen many with dates in the 1940s.

    I guess a lot of these surplus carriers were cut down and spruced up with a decorative coat of arms. I'm not really sure why they did this, but I did read somewhere that they were sold as waste baskets...

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    I'm not certain, but I think the "R/|\L" denotes Royal Laboratories in Woolwich, London and the "6-32" denotes the a manufacture date of June 1932...Just a guess

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    You are correct in your ID.

    Several of these have come through the auction house where I work part time in the past few months.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Funny, I thought these were Naval charge bags on older ships.

    You always learn!!!

    Dean

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    A really cool item that has mostly been ruined by the pimping.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks for letting me know guys, I knew some one would know what it was .!!

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