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    Posted 6 years ago

    Cathy1234
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    Found this at the 127 Garage Sales around Celina Ohio this weekend. Was wondering if it is a sugar pail? Most sugar pails or buckets I have seen are deeper than this one. It is probably around 6 inches. All Wood. No lid. Not sure if it ever had one or not. I have always like the wooden pails but never bought the taller ones with the lids. I kind of like this one better it is not as deep.. Thanks Cathy.....

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    1. GTBOI GTBOI, 6 years ago
      I know for sure it's not a SUGAR PAIL, since Guyana where I lve our main produce is SUGAR, but I love it
    2. Cathy1234, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love.
    3. Cathy1234, 6 years ago
      In the area I live back in the day these were known as sugar pails or buckets. The usual ones were deeper and had lids. This one just isn't as deep as the others I have seen. I have never seen any this shallow, that is why I wasn't sure what it was.
    4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      I believe it would now be generically called a firkin based on it's form and not it's volume, as the word has drifted from it's traditional meanings.

      T A
    5. Cathy1234, 6 years ago
      Have never heard of a firkin. Could you explain what it is?
    6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      In Pennsylvania Dutch lore, a firkin started out as a wooden quarter barrel. Then a craftsman made a all wood bucket with or without a lid, for storing foodstuffs that employed the same cooperage skills. Being sturdy and very forgiving, their popularity spread beyond the borders of Pennsylvania. They took on different sizes and shapes, evolving to suit the needs of early America households.

      The taller versions were used to store sugar loafs, the hard refined form of sugar, as you said. Woman with sugar loaf: http://www.plimoth.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1//9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/S/u/Sugar_Cone_2_L.jpg

      T A

    7. Cathy1234, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the information. Now I know....:)
    8. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      You're welcome Cathy1234.

      T A
    9. Cathy1234, 6 years ago
      Thank you officalfuel for the love.. Bet you will be coming to Portland next week! :)

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