Canvas water bucket : Light Horse

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL30045.012
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Canvas; Jute; Leather; Brass
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Sinai Palestine 1917: The Light Horse Men
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made Unknown
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Reproduction cream canvas water bucket with a jute rope carrying handle attached to two heavy canvas loops machined to each side of the bucket. The top edge of the bucket has a sleeve threaded through with rope for reinforcement and to steady the bucket when it is full of water. The body of the bucket is secured for attachment to the saddle, when empty, by a brown leather strap with a brass buckle, passed several times around the bucket.

History / Summary

Example of a standard issue water bucket carried by light horse units.

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