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    Posted 4 years ago

    trunkman
    (139 items)

    I picked this off the street in an old box years ago -- I say ww1 because along with it were two RAR Howitzer gun covers so I am only assuming it is the same age. No markings or anything -- curious hole in the bottom -- have no idea what it would have been used for or really how old it might be.. just poking around on a Saturday afternoon and thought I would ask... and yes that is a very large beer bottle in the background of the first pic...

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    1. NevadaBlades, 4 years ago
      If it is WWI, might that hole in the bottom be there to let water out? -- soldiers often had to wade across streams and rivers. Just a guess. [;>)
    2. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      I had thought of that too actually -- hope someone out there might know -- the thing is a stiff as a board and it one of those things I have no idea what to do with...
    3. bobby725 bobby725, 4 years ago
      possibly a canvas shower bucket, a sprinkler head would attach to the hole. just my opinion.
    4. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Interesting -- no screw attachment on the eye of the hole -- perhaps a piece passed through?
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Very cool gunny sack t-man!!
    6. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks js -- I just took the box full of junk and viola -- hope someone can positively identify its age and use... just another odd thing I have floating about...
    7. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love mani....
    8. bobby725 bobby725, 4 years ago
      Possibly, I google searched vintage canvas shower bucket and saw some similar buckets with shower heads attached.
    9. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks bobby725 -- they do look very similar... it's a good lead...
    10. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Might be an artillery bag -- makes sense because I found it with the big gun covers --
      maybe the hole it to make sure the ordinance does not stay wet??
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      In WWI, powder bags were still used in some larger guns. On ships, they were called "pass boxes" & a powder charge in a silk (or similar material) would be carried to the gun. Some ranges required more that 1 charge for more range. This could also be a cannon muzzle cover. Either calls the rivet hole in the bottom into question.
    12. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the info bb2 -- seems to fit several possible uses -- even a smaller kit bag -- but the rivet hole in the bottom seems to narrow the possibilities....
    13. ralph ralph, 4 years ago
      It could be a sea anchor for a small boat.
    14. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks Ralph -- did a bit of research on that but it seems the shape of those are more conical with a fixed ring around the top to keep it open in the water... although there was a canvas example that looked similar...
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Just remembered. All the artillery muzzle covers I've seen had a canvas strap handle on the end.
    16. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Thanks BB2 -- hope you didn't lose sleepover this - LOL>>>
      Thanks brunswick for the comment -- hesitated in listing and old canvas bag --

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