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Object ID # 1957.023.001
Object Name Bucket, Sap
Title 19th-Century Sap Bucket
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
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.
Provenance 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
Material Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-30.5 Dia-32.5 cm
Found St. Vincent Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Shields, Joseph
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]