Oxfam Jerry Bucket

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 008200
Country
Date
2017

Description

A white coloured bucket with green lid and black tap, this Oxfam Jerry Bucket is an improved version of the original 1998 design and is established worldwide as a standard, safe water container used by many relief agencies including Oxfam, the UN and the Red Cross. Intended solely to carry and store safe, drinkable water, as opposed to a multi-purpose bucket, it has a 14 litre capacity. The bucket, lid and cap are made of high grade, UV resistant, virgin, high density polyethylene (HDPE), providing a tough and durable container particularly suitable for use in hot countries. It has a high-gloss finish and a curved interior base to wall join for easy cleaning, with curved edges to prevent dirt and bacteria from accumulating and a smooth, exterior base with no injection moulding ridges to ease transportation on the head. It has a robust, flat handle made of virgin, low density polyethylene (LDPE), an enlarged opening within the lid to ease filling by tap, pump or spring, has a snap-fit cap and rim-lock lid to provide a tight seal preventing contamination and/or exposure to pollution and is stackable in columns of 20 for efficient pallet storage. The polyethylene tap provides control over pouring the water in a safe and hygienic way with no wastage and slots into the bucket through a small hole, near the base. NRS Relief are a manufacturing partner to the project.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Inscriptions

moulded: "NRS Relief. Batch 1 (denoted by an arrow), Month 1 (denoted by an arrow), Year 17 (denoted by an arrow)." (base)
moulded: "OXFAM" (lid)
moulded: "ON. OFF." (tap)
Dimensions
Height
300mm
Material Note
plastic
HDPE bucket, lid and cap
high density polyethylene
PE
polyethylene
polythene
LDPE handle
low density polyethylene
polyethylene tap and nut (confirmed by email with the Oxfam Supply Centre Equipment Quality Officer)
Colour Note
bucket
lid, cap and handle
tap