A Barrel is a Barrel, Right?
I have just been gifted a wooden keg, and I would like your opinion as to what it would have been used for in the 1850's/1860's,(if anyone would have bothered to make one like this at all then!).
Wood is about 1/2" to 3/4" thick. Barrel is classic keg shape, 15" high, 10" wide, with 4 heavy steel bands 1 1/4" wide with 2 steel hammered rivits for each band. Hole on one of the lower sides, about as big as a wine cork. Another hole in the middle of one stave about the size of a half dollar.
It seems the keg held red wine at one time, I would guess about 3 gallons. Accept for one area, i t still swells up nice and holds water.
So , what say you? Many Thanks!
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of those precious moments... we spent side by side."