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Free Account, Toronto


Black Creek Pioneer Village-Toronto
Traditionally, a cooper is someone who makes wooden staved vessels of a conical form, of greater length than breadth, bound together with hoops and possessing flat ends or heads. Examples of a cooper's work include but are not limited to casks, barrels, buckets, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, pins, and breakers.Everything a cooper produces is referred to collectively as cooperage.

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  • Nancy Blach 21/07/2009 20:25

    Very interesting.
    Nice work.
  • anthony ryan 12/07/2009 19:46

    This is another great black and picture,I love the mood of the picture of a by gone age.You have captured the esance of the image beautifully and the composition is excellent.I never know a cask maker was called a Cooper.We learn more every day.
    Best wishes.
  • Sally Dunn 11/07/2009 12:00

    What is a cooperage? Is it an old shop? Nice picture with all the barrels lined up.