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Lot 10: 10. Two Galvanized Metal Tubs

Country, Americana, Steampunk, Machine Age & Advertising Auction

by Haw River Junktion, LLC

December 3, 2016

Graham, NC, USA

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  • 10. Two Galvanized Metal Tubs
  • 10. Two Galvanized Metal Tubs
  • 10. Two Galvanized Metal Tubs
  • 10. Two Galvanized Metal Tubs
  • 10. Two Galvanized Metal Tubs
   
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Description: It was Halloween night in 1969. There was an autumn chill in the air in this Mid-West prairie town. The pre-teen girls were having a Halloween slumber party and lots of festivities had been planned including apple bobbing. Annie hadn't ever heard of such a thing, but after watching the process, she dove into the large galvanized tub filled with water and apples, head first. She retrieved one, then two, then three apples, coming up to release them and catch her breath, she bobbed in again and again. In record time, she plucked all twelve "Red Delicious" apples from the water. Soaked and teeth chattering, her adrenaline was high as she collected the  grand prize. Meanwhile, the parents looked on as they bobbed there mugs in their own galvanized tub that rested over a low burning wood fire. Their's was a steamy cauldron of  hot buttered rum. That's just how versatile these tubs are! The two tubs being sold are 22" in diameter. There is a small hole in the center of the second one in the photo. You can bet that wasn't the one with the hot buttered rum. Not into apple bobbing or rum consumption? These tubs make a nice center table placed upside down with a piece of round glass atop, or leave right side up and display your sculptures below the glass top. Heck fill them with ice, cold beverages or rubber ducks! There uses are endless, the choices, yours!

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