I found a great looking wooden bucket with a cover when I was out thrifting the other day. I researched my find as I always do prior to listing it.
Turns out it is a firkin.
According to Merriam Webster a firkin is:
1. a small wooden vessel or cask.
2. any of various British units of capacity usually equal to 1/4 barrel.
The first being used to store items in the pantry like sugar.
The second definition being far more popular with beer drinkers.
my ... firkin
Now if someone would help me find out what this is. It has been in my families possession for generations. I have no idea what it is.
My ancestors built wooden boats. So what is this relic? I want to think if it isn't an actual tool of some kind that it is a toy. I imagine a little boy watching his father working in his boat shop and making this small toy to occupy himself. The nails are hammered in at odd angles and bent over. I plan to keep this for future befuddled generations.
What do you think?