- You Are Buying a circa 1930 New York YACHT Fire Bucket
- From the Yacht "Rene"
- Wooden FIRE BUCKET
- MEASURES AS PICTURED: About 12.5" height on highest parts of sides - About 12" in Diameter at top opening.
- HEAVY Wooden Barrel Bucket Weighs just over 9 Pounds!
- Will it hold water? ....We don't know, and you shouldn't try.
- Yacht was used by the US NAVY during WW2 as a patrol ship named "Beryl"
- Yacht "Rene" was Built / Launched on or about January 15th 1930
- Built for Alfred P. Sloan
- Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. was an American business executive in the automotive industry. He was a long-time president, chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation.
- His Yacht was Built in Wilmington Delaware
- Sailed out of New York
- Rene, 207-foot diesel yacht built at Wilmington, Delaware in 1930 for Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. and operated by the Navy during World War II as the patrol vessel "Beryl", purchased from the government by the Skinner & Eddy Corp. of Seattle, which later the same year acquired the 2,181-ton, 300-foot steam yacht Corsair, also built in 1930 for the late J. P. Morgan. The Corsair (fourth Morgan yacht to bear that name) had been turned over to the British Admiralty in 1940 and had served five years in Atlantic convoy duty. Gordon Newell,Maritime Events of 1946, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest.,p. 533.
- Very Good Condition
- Painted Rope handle has lost and is losing some paint as pictured
- Identifying Paint and Varnish Very Good!
- Probably Varnished after it's use aboard ship, but we don't know.
- As you can imagine a scrape here and there from use and storage
- One plank of the bucket does not quite line up with the others, but is solid in it's placement
- Copper nail at bottom appears to have been added to hold up band of the barrel
- Bands on side of Bucket seem solid in Placement
- Any Condition or other Issues as pictured
- Please See Photos & Examine Carefully for Best Depiction of Condition.
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- Shipping in the continental USA
- Shipping To USA ONLY on this Super Unique Item!
A Terrific Annapolis Maryland Nautical Maritime Find!