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Object Name Firkin
Catalog Number 1962.5
Date ca. 1800
Material(s) Wood; metal
Dimensions H-9.5 W-11.438 D-11.438 inches
Description A wooden firkin, traditionally used for holding alcohol. It has a metal handle with a wooden hand hold, and a hinged lid. There is a metal clasp on the front to hold the lid shut. It has three metal bands holding the wooden slats together.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Beer
Beer industry
Alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverage industry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS