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Fire bucket

Description: Fire! Quickly, everyone grab the bucket from your home and form a line! Before the use of fire hydrants and engines, communities relied on the help of neighbors to fight fires. When built entirely of wood, towns were at great risk for fire. This bucket has the owner’s name on it, Penhaller, as well as the date 1836. After the fire, buckets were left in a pile and the owner found his or her bucket and carried it home.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Fire extinction -- Equipment and supplies
19th century

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