Author: Smith, J. B.
Source: Folk Life - Journal of Ethnological Studies, Volume 26, 1987-1988 , pp. 101-102(2)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:In his essay entitled ‘The Wooden Bottle, 1700–1900’ (Folk Life, 25, 1986–87, pp. 18–32), S. C. L. Harris lists a wide range of names for the small coopered container formerly used by farm-workers to carry beverages into the fields. Most of these names—take harvest barrel, cask, or field firkin for example — seem fairly straightforward, but the term owl is less easy to explain. After all, there is nothing obviously owl-like about any of the wooden bottles described or illustrated in the essay.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1987-01-01