They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In this case, a steel trash can produced by the Bennett Manufacturing Company of Alden, NY., takes the saying to its most literal limit.
Established in 1906, the Bennett Manufacturing Co. got its start as a producer of early dashboards for horse-drawn carriages. It later diversified into other areas and today the company makes a commercial trash can not too dissimilar from the one you see in this post.
This long drink of water stands at 42″ tall and the flip-top lid is hinged so the bag can slide into the original steel liner more easily. The green paint is in good condition considering the treatment this item would have received and all of the stainless steel glides are intact.
Now, if only I could muster up the courage to throw something away…