barrel (containers)

A harvest barrel made of wood. The barrel is a short cylinder that has been painted dark green, with on side having an inscription in red paint. The outer edge has two strips of iron running the circumference of the barrel and there are two iron rods that would allow a strap to pass through. On the bottom of the barrel are two narrow pieces of wood to form feet and the top slat has a protrusion with a round hole.

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