How Did Hersey Buckets Begin?
One of the five founding fathers of Hingham is from the Hersey Family. In Revolutionary times and through the centuries ahead, the family would take a horse-drawn wagon to the Boston piers to sell their own handmade buckets to the highest bidder. These buckets were known for their functionality, style, and longevity. Hingham, affectionately dubbed Bucket Town, would later be known for its skilled wooden artisans, and the Hersey family were at the forefront of the wooden toy and bucket manufacturing boom.
For generations, the Hersey Toy Shoppe sat untouched on the Hersey Farm just the way it was left — a virtual time capsule of an era gone by, perfectly intact. That provided the groundwork for Hersey Buckets.
Today, Hersey Buckets are continuing the legacy of their ancestors. William Hersey, founder of Hersey Buckets, is the skilled, go-to person for handcrafted buckets just like they used to make in Bucket Town. With a background in woodworking labor, bucket making came natural to William. Each bucket is carefully handcrafted with only the finest pine and oak materials. With many day’s work going into a single bucket, you can see the attention to detail in every grain. Take a look for yourself in the bucket shop here on this website (and picture one in your kitchen, living room, or as the ideal gift for family and loved ones).
– William Hersey, owner of Hersey Buckets