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Authentic Antique Single Bale Merchantmen or Naval Rum, Grog or Water Barrel (Cask or Keg). These casks were also found hanging under Civil War Union Horse Drawn Field Ambulances. Handcrafted with Oak Staves, 6 Galvanized Metal Bands to Prevent Rusting in Salt Water and Working Brass Bung Hole and Spigot. Some age shrinkage of the oak staves, but a sound and tight keg!

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Antique Naval Rum, Grog, Water Cask or Keg #18
Medium-Brown Patina, Oak Wood Body. Handcrafted with single bale handle water, rum or grog cask or keg with 6 galvanized metal bands and feet against rusting in salt water. Still has some remaining navy-gray paint on the wood with working brass bung hole and spigot. In excellent condition with just slight stave shrinkage from age.
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Click HERE for WWII US Navy Anchor China, Matching Dinnerware for the Anchor Navy Silverware

Click HERE for Nautical Antique Trunks Which Look Like Captains Sea Chests, Treasure Chests, Pirate Chests - Great to Re-Use as a Navy Retirement Shadowbox and Storage for Uniforms and Memorabilia

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Customer Photographic Examples of our Antique Trunks Being used as a Military or Naval Retirement Shadow Box and Storage Chest!!
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Why just get a shadow box or a newly made trunk with no history! One of our 100+ Year Old Nautical Antique Trunks can be used for both a Shadow Box and Storage Chest for your Uniforms, Photograph Albums, and Memorabilia!

Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique Trunk Factory and Workers Using Albumen Silver Print Method, Mounted to a Period Board Which Dates The Photo
Note the Flatop and Two Monitor or Waterfall Trunks, Each Being Individually Unique at the Very Time of Production.
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We all romanticize about the mystique of these antique trunks. The possible owners and travels that each steamer trunk has taken, along with the high level of detailed craftsmanship in the original production of each and every steamer trunk with that individualized character giving both intrinsic and non-intrinsic value.
However the truth of the matter is that the majority of these trunks were made towards the middle to end of the 19th century just at the dawning of the industrial revolution here in America when there were no child labor laws or protections. This rare photo clearly illustrates at least 3 generations of owners and workers, ages appearing to range from pre-teen/adolescent, teens/early adult, through middle to old age!
It was a common practice that loyal and productive craftsmen would be allowed to bring their children to work with them to learn a craft, so many of the children in this photograph were more than likely sons of the men shown.
Note the adolescent factory workers on top row! Note that there are no women in the photo! This is due to the fact that at that time "proper" women did not work outside of the home, certainly not in a factory. Everybody appears to look pretty stern, having on their arms crossed and "work" faces put on.
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The Pirate's Lair
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78 Canterbury Drive
Stafford, Virginia 22554
Phone: 540-659-6209
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ANY TEXT BELOW THIS LINE IS SOLEY FOR THE BENEFIT OF SEARCH BOTS, SPYDERS AND OTHER DENIZENS OF THE DEEP DARK SEA INTERNET These Antique Naval Water Casks or Water Kegs were used by the US Navy and Merchant Marine throughout the mid to late 19th Century and early to mid 20th Century. These Antique Nautical pieces of equipment were multi-purpose to hold water for use below decks in the berthing spaces, to hold the rum ration or grog when it was a daily ration, and as standard equipment on lifeboats.

These were Antique Nautical Water Kegs were of standard construction using Oak Staves, 6 Galvanized Metal Riveted Straps with two feet, brass spigot or cock and top filler, the insides of these antique nautical casks were also fired to make the inside surface charcoaled to prevent spoilage of the water. These materials were used specifically for shipboard use in that they resisted both weather and salt water.