1812 History
Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle
Description
Sponsors
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type
Object
Item Type
Equipment
Description
A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long with a hook on the end. The bucket, with a metal handle, is stamped with what looks to be an A attached with an L and the year 1797. It measures 8cm x 8 1/2cm x 9 1/2 cm high. These items are believed to have belonged to Abraham Laing, a Quaker, as he often initialed documents with the joined A L format. Through property records he is known to have lived in Humberstone Township for a period of time. Laing did not fight in the War of 1812 due to his Quaker principles and, as a result, is known to have paid a fine of "$12 and 1/4".

For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.
Date of Original
1797
Subject(s)
Local identifier
985.56.7 a &b
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.8896745971614 Longitude: -79.2519378662109
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum
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Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle


A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long with a hook on the end. The bucket, with a metal handle, is stamped with what looks to be an A attached with an L and the year 1797. It measures 8cm x 8 1/2cm x 9 1/2 cm high. These items are believed to have belonged to Abraham Laing, a Quaker, as he often initialed documents with the joined A L format. Through property records he is known to have lived in Humberstone Township for a period of time. Laing did not fight in the War of 1812 due to his Quaker principles and, as a result, is known to have paid a fine of "$12 and 1/4".

For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.