Wooden pails accompanied people for many centuries. In the decades after World War Two wooden pails in Europe gave way to the plastic ones. In the past they probably didn’t raise special emotions; maybe only an occasional outburst of anger when people had to walk a long way to a well or a stream to get water for their household.
/Wooden pails accompanied people for many centuries./
Today we look at pails with different eyes. They are mere ethnological remains of the past. In a modern home they are nothing more but a nice piece of decoration. However, every now and then a wooden pail is still in use, for example in saunas.
In the past these pails were an essential part of every household and of every well, and of course part of a firefighter cart.