Royal Navy Barricoe Stick Stand, 1930
Royal Navy Barricoe Stick Stand, 1930
Royal Navy Barricoe Stick Stand, 1930
Royal Navy Barricoe Stick Stand, 1930
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Royal Navy Barricoe Stick Stand, 1930

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Height: 65cm (25.5in) x 31cm (12.2in) x 37cm (14.5in)

Painted brass banded coopered oak. An early 20th century Royal Navy barricoe rum cask, also known as a breaker, converted for use as a stick stand bearing a Royal coat of arms.

 Barricoes were used on board ship to carry neat rum from the spirit room to the rum ration distribution point where it was mixed with water in open view to the crew. Barricoes were originally fitted with carrying handles at each end and a central bung.

In the wake of Black Tot Day (31 July 1970), when the rum ration was finally abolished, barricoes were sold off and converted into stick stands. The handles and one end were removed, the bung hole filled in and covered over with the Royal Coat of Arms.