"From one end of a scale-beam, suspend a cylindrical metal bucket, b, with a solid cylinder, a, that fits accurately into it hanging below. Conterpoise with weights (shot or sand) in the opposite scale-pan. Immerse a in water, and the counterpoise will descend, as if a had lost some of its weight. Carefully fill b with water. It will hold exactly the quantity displaced by a. Equilibrium will be restored." -Avery 1895

Archimedies Principle

"From one end of a scale-beam, suspend a cylindrical metal bucket, b, with a solid cylinder, a, that…

Two young people sitting on the beach. Others are walking along the shore. There is a sailboat in the distance.

Relaxing on the Beach

Two young people sitting on the beach. Others are walking along the shore. There is a sailboat in the…

A child and a bucket.

Bucket

A child and a bucket.

A bucket.

Bucket

A bucket.

This Assyrian bucket is designed with a cord handle and terminates at the bottom with a lion mask. It was used to transport water.

Assyrian Bucket

This Assyrian bucket is designed with a cord handle and terminates at the bottom with a lion mask. It…

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile. This type of bucket was typically carried on a yoke (wooden beam between two oxens) to prevent spilling.

Egyptian Bucket

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile.…

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile. This type of bucket was typically carried on a yoke (wooden beam between two oxens) to prevent spilling.

Egyptian Bucket

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile.…

This Egyptian bucket was found in Thebes, Ancient Egypt during the reign of Tutmose III. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile. This type of bucket was typically carried on a yoke (wooden beam between two oxens) to prevent spilling.

Egyptian Bucket

This Egyptian bucket was found in Thebes, Ancient Egypt during the reign of Tutmose III. An Egyptian…

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile. This type of bucket was typically carried on a yoke (wooden beam between two oxens) to prevent spilling.

Egyptian Bucket

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile.…

A steel bucket filled with sand which is used to put out fires. Typically, fire buckets are painted bright red and have the word 'Fire' stencilled on them in white lettering. They are placed in prominent positions in rooms or corridors.

Fire Bucket

A steel bucket filled with sand which is used to put out fires. Typically, fire buckets are painted…

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a ring foot bottom with two hoop handles. It was used to transport water.

Graeco-Italic Bucket

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a ring foot bottom with two hoop handles. It…

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a ring foot bottom with a hoop handle. It was used to transport water.

Graeco-Italic Bucket

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a ring foot bottom with a hoop handle. It was…

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a ring foot bottom with two hoop handles. It was used to transport water.

Graeco-Italic Bucket

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a ring foot bottom with two hoop handles. It…

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a footless bottom resembling an inverted egg. It was used to transport water.

Graeco-Italic Bucket

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a footless bottom resembling an inverted egg.…

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a ring foot bottom with a hoop handle.

Graeco-Italic Bucket

This Graeco-Italic bucket is made out of bronze. It has a ring foot bottom with a hoop handle.

A bucket being used to weigh the milk production of a cow.

Weighing bucket

A bucket being used to weigh the milk production of a cow.

In Norse mythology, Mani drives the moon chariot at night. He finds a boy and a girl carrying a pail of water. He takes them for a ride in his chariot.

Children in the Moon

In Norse mythology, Mani drives the moon chariot at night. He finds a boy and a girl carrying a pail…

"Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well."

Ding, Dong, Bell

"Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well."

"Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well."

Ding, Dong, Bell

"Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well."

"A horse- or steam-power machine for digging, moving, or transporting loose gravel, sand, or soil." -Whitney, 1911

Excavator

"A horse- or steam-power machine for digging, moving, or transporting loose gravel, sand, or soil."…

A print from the engraving, ""Fyshynge with an Angle" from 'The Book of St. Albans' printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1496." -Cundall, 1895

Fyshynge with an Angle

A print from the engraving, ""Fyshynge with an Angle" from 'The Book of St. Albans' printed by Wynkyn…

"A home-made humidifier, a pail with a strip of cloth arranged for feeding the water up and letting it evaporate into the air." — Ritchie, 1918

Home-made humidifier

"A home-made humidifier, a pail with a strip of cloth arranged for feeding the water up and letting…

Diagram illustrating an irrigation system.

Irrigation system

Diagram illustrating an irrigation system.

A man drinking water from a well.

Man drinking from well

A man drinking water from a well.

A small-top milking pail, with a large hood to keep dirt and other contaminants out.

Large-hooded milking pail

A small-top milking pail, with a large hood to keep dirt and other contaminants out.

A small-top milking pail, with a small hood to keep dirt and other contaminants out.

Small-hooded milking pail

A small-top milking pail, with a small hood to keep dirt and other contaminants out.

A small-top milk pail, with no hood.

Unhooded milking pail

A small-top milk pail, with no hood.

A mop is a textile mounted on a handle used in cleaning. It is generally used for cleaning floors. To clean a floor, the mop is soaked in a bucket of water, into which some cleaning solution has usually been added, and swept against the floor surface. This bucket includes a wringer to strain excess water from the mop, to control the amount of water transferred to the floor.

Mop Wringer

A mop is a textile mounted on a handle used in cleaning. It is generally used for cleaning floors. To…

A pail.

Pail

A pail.

An open vessel of wood, tin, etc., for water, milk, or other liquids.

Pail

An open vessel of wood, tin, etc., for water, milk, or other liquids.

A pail in which a workman carries his lunch or dinner

Dinner Pail

A pail in which a workman carries his lunch or dinner

An illustration of a milking pail.

Milking Pail

An illustration of a milking pail.

A woman chases after the dog for stealing some food. Reynard the Fox was relieved of all the accusations because he proved that all of the other animals were just as guilty of trickery, like Curtois the dog stealing some food.

Reynard the Fox: Curtois Stealing Food

A woman chases after the dog for stealing some food. Reynard the Fox was relieved of all the accusations…

Reynard the Fox put himself in the bucket of the well, calls, and gets the attention of Ereswine the wolf. He tells her he is eating fish from the well and to join him by jumping in the other bucket at the top. Being much heavier than Reynard, Ereswine falls to the bottom of the well where he leaves her.

Reynard the Fox: Tricking Ereswine in the Well

Reynard the Fox put himself in the bucket of the well, calls, and gets the attention of Ereswine the…

An irrigation tool invented by the people of ancient Sumer. It uses weights to make lifting buckets of water almost effortless.

Shadoof

An irrigation tool invented by the people of ancient Sumer. It uses weights to make lifting buckets…

This Egyptian vessel is bucket-like without a handle. It was used to transport water from the Nile.

Egyptian Vessel

This Egyptian vessel is bucket-like without a handle. It was used to transport water from the Nile.

"A wheel driven by water shot over the top. The buckets of the wheel receive the water as nearly as possible at the top, and retain it until they approach the lowest point of the decent. The water acts principally by its gravity, though some effect is of course due to the velocity with which it arrives." — Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Water-wheel

"A wheel driven by water shot over the top. The buckets of the wheel receive the water as nearly as…

A man using a well to draw water from the ground.

Well

A man using a well to draw water from the ground.

The top portion of a well with a crank to retrieve the bucket.

Well Bucket

The top portion of a well with a crank to retrieve the bucket.

"The wheel and axle consists of a wheel united to a cylinder in such a way that they may turn together on a common axis. It is a modified lever of the first or second class." -Avery 1895

Wheel and Axle with Rope and Bucket

"The wheel and axle consists of a wheel united to a cylinder in such a way that they may turn together…

"In the overshot wheel, the water falls into buckets at the top, and by its weight, aided by the force of the current, turns the wheel. Such wheels have been made 100 feet in diameter." — Avery, 1895

Overshot wheel

"In the overshot wheel, the water falls into buckets at the top, and by its weight, aided by the force…

An illustration of a woman dumping a bucket of water on a jester from a window.

Woman Dumping Water on Jester

An illustration of a woman dumping a bucket of water on a jester from a window.