bucket nail

1) A rare term for a type of nail.

A new coal-pit was brought into operation at Hanging Hey in Shibden in 1749-51 and the accounts contain the following item: Pd for 360 bucket nails and some other things for the ginn 13s . No other reference to bucket nails has been found but the inference is that the ‘bucket’ was a wooden contraption, possibly the tub used to draw waste up the shaft. Wright has examples of ‘bucket’ used in connection with colliery pumps but none in the West Riding.

places Shibden
dates 1749-1751

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