Featured HELP! GUNPOWDER CASK/BARREL w/HANDLE? WATER CASK? GAS?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by journeymagazine, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I won this at a auction for a antique shop that was going out of business. At first I was excited - I thought I had a civil war era gun powder cask, but then I found a small faucet on the side & I started thinking it was a water cask.
    BUT, then I found that the cap was made of metal - and now I'm thinking it's too new to be civil war - especially if it was made to carry extra gas! But the faucet is so small - trying to fill up a gas tank in war would take a awful long time as it trickled out of that little faucet doesn't make sense either.
    Can anyone tell me what I have - and how old it may be?
    Thanks - I appreciate any help.
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  2. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

  3. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Looks to be sitting on 1’ tiles. :)
     
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  4. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Sorry! - 17.5" long x 9.5 -10" wide
     
  5. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    That's the barrel only
     
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  6. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

  7. buyingtime777

    buyingtime777 Well-Known Member

    Looks like good info terry posted in that link. Neat item!
     
  8. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    That's it! Can't find a red one though - any ideas about color? It appears old?
     
  9. lloyd249

    lloyd249 it's not hoarding if it's valuable

    imo it has been painted red as the petcock wouldn't be painted
     
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    at some point it was painted over.....it didn't start that way..
     
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  11. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Good link, Terry.

    Any odor inside? I'd think if it was used for gasoline, kerosene or rum, even a long time ago, it might still have some odor. Water of course would not have an odor....but the red paint suggests something other than water to me, much as present-day gas cans are generally red.
     
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