|Object ID #||1957.023.001|
|Object Name||Bucket, Sap|
|Title||19th-Century Sap Bucket|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||St. Vincent Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County?|
|Description||Wooden sap bucket, 19th-century. This wooden bucket has a bottom that is indented 2 cm, and which is made of one piece of pine wood, held on the outside with a bent maple wood band. The sides of the bucket are made of vertical strips (staves) of wood held by two horizontal bent maple bands (no iron is used). No maker's identification is present.|
This sap bucket was formerly owned by Joe Shields who pioneered on the 3rd Line (Concession) of St. Vincent Township, Grey County.
An 1865 source lists "Shields, Joseph Sr." at Con. 3, Lot 5, and "Shields, Joseph Jr." at Con. 2, Lot 10, both in St. Vincent Township, Canada West (Ontario).
|Collection||Maple Sugaring Equipment Collection|
|Dimensions||H-30.5 Dia-32.5 cm|
|Found||St. Vincent Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
|Function||This bucket was originally used for gathering maple tree sap in order to make maple syrup or maple sugar. [At the museum it has been used for holding wood shavings in near the Log Cabin fireplace]|