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Annapolis Heritage Society

Barrel


Accession number: 008.5.29
Category: container
Date: before 2005
Materials: Wood, oak
Measurements: 44.5 cm H x 28 cm Diameter
Description:

Cylindrical 15 staved oak barrel,bound with 6 metal bands each secured with 2 rivets.Plugged bung hole{5cm diameter at mid point on one side - plug has been sawed off level with surface 2.5cm bung hole in cover at open end.Top and bottom covers painted yellow sides coated with black sealer of some kind{pitch?}

History of Use:

held rum