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Metal artillery buckets were used as "sponge" bucket, open top to carry water to cool the cannon and douse any burning between firings, or "tar" bucket, which was lubricant to grease the bore. Metal buckets are also commonly made for farmers in the Pakistan and India, which is where most of the bogus buckets are coming from.
"GREAT IRON CANNON SPONGE BUCKET. STAMPED ON THE FRONT IS CS ARSENAL CSA 12TH 1861 MISS. VOL. ARTILLERY. GREAT CONDITION MINOR RUST BUT NO HOLES. 7 IN. TALL 12 IN. WITH HANDLE UP X 6 IN. IN DIAMETER.VERY LOW STARTING BID AND NO RESERVE."
Source: ebay auction by shenandoah1862, "CS 12TH MISSISSIPPI ARTILLERY BUCKET Item number: 290010900216"
Editor note: This piece is laughable, calling this a "fake" would be to confer unwarranted status on this piece of junk.
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