Cannonball Container [Horse trough]; Circa 1856; 1970.93.2
Cannonball Container [Horse trough]About this object
Rectangular, cast iron bin. Open at top, lip around opening, 4 small holes in base and one in one side. Embossed design on side includes: A shield featuring three cannons, "B" "O", up arrow, "18 56" and a makers name: "C. ROBINSON / STOURBRIDGE". Currently painted green on the exterior and silver inside. Has a handle attached to one side with a pipe and some kind of metal bracket attached
One of two horse troughs. Held ammunition during the Maori Wars, 1856 embossed.
[Made of metal, originally outside Quinlan Cottage, in 2006 outside Facilities workshop]
H 600 L 1020 W 620mm (H 23 5/8 L 40 3/16 W 24 7/16")Subject and Association Keywords
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I have in my possession a trough identical with the one pictured above and would like some more information on it, including its origin, use, and value.