Name (also Amper, Bütte, Eimber, Einber, Kübel, Kufe) for a container, usually open at the top, for liquids or bulk goods in cylindrical or slightly conical form, which in former times was made of wood or leather, today of metal or plastic. It is usually equipped with a movable handle for carrying. Etymologically, the term bucket is probably derived from the Latin amphora. It is also an ancient measure for wine and other liquids that is already mentioned in the Bible. The sizes are indicated differently. From the 19th century onwards, the filling volume was usually around 12 to 15 litres, which is relatively easy to carry by one person. A champagne bucket could be carried by two people on a pole and held about 60 litres. See also under wine vessels.
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