This nail keg once belonged to my parents. Now, it has a place on my porch.
Nail kegs were used to ship nails to hardware and mercantile stores in the first half of the 1900’s. After the kegs were emptied, they were used for various things. The kegs were used for stools by old-timers’ who would sit around pot-bellied stoves, tell stories and spit tobacco juice into pans of ashes supplied from the stoves.