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    Posted 4 months ago

    pauliHisto…
    (3 items)

    We have this tall D & R GW container that appears to be a laundry hamper of sorts. Galvanized metal. Its actually in pretty good condition except for some rust on the bottom of the interior. Any idea of how old this is or what it was used for?

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 months ago
      Are you by chance in the western states?
    2. Congcu, 4 months ago
      From the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Nice find!
    3. pauliHistoryLover pauliHistoryLover, 4 months ago
      Yes, we are in the northern front range, north of Denver.
    4. pauliHistoryLover pauliHistoryLover, 4 months ago
      My husband has had this in his D & RGW Narrow Gauge collection for decades. We suspect that it is a laundry hamper, but don't know for sure what it was originally used for.
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 months ago
      Congeu knows what I was aiming for and he is right. To continue a bit more these were multi use cans for everything that would fit included but not limited to garbage.
    6. pauliHistoryLover pauliHistoryLover, 4 months ago
      Flrjr2, That was our second guess, that it was a garbage can. I will have to check, but I seem to remember that the lid doesn't come off, so that made me think that dumping garbage might not that convenient.
    7. pauliHistoryLover pauliHistoryLover, 4 months ago
      Any idea of its age?

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