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Architectural Antiques10 of 149New York! New York!1896
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    Posted 6 months ago

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    I've had this for 3 years. No one knows what it is. Weighs 27 lbs, has been repaired many times. Heavy solid wood reinforced with iron. The hooks and pegs are the most intriguing since they don't seem to let the piece hang to put things in. Seems more like it would swivel on something. It's not a conveyor bucket from any era or country. It might be a storage container for a wagon, but it is so heavy. Not a mile pack, baby carrier, blacksmith tool holder. I've seen one other on eBay but they didn't know what they were selling for $200. So I'm ready for some more guesses. Thank you.

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 6 months ago
      OK, here's another guess: could it be a bucket/scupper (or whatever they're called) that would have been part of a water-wheel kinda thing??
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 6 months ago
      We always like to see lots of pictures, but in this over did it. I'd like to see one picture of the overall object.

      Looks a little like an old grain scoop. That front edge is reinforced for a reason...
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 6 months ago
      dav2no1, my thoughts exactly….a front, back, side, bottom view would be great. :-)
    4. sawgia, 6 months ago
      I've looked at every kind of grain scoop, conveyer waterwheel or otherwise. I've used Google lens. It's absolutely mind boggling that I can't find anything like it. I'm starting to think it's one of a kind.
      Yes I did over do it with the pics. There's no way to take one pic that allows the unique shape and form to be detailed.

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