No. 20 Wastebasket – American Buffalo


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No. 20 Wastebasket in American Buffalo

I own a circa 1861 29th Alabama Artillery Grease Bucket. The bucket originally swung under the axle of a cannon and carried grease for greasing the cannon wheels. As I looked at it one day, it occurred to me that it would be a neat-looking design for a wastebasket interpreted in leather. Here’s the finished product, which works well with our No. 17 Desk Pad.

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop of edge-stitched American Buffalo leather with a cherry wooden bottom. Joined in the back and along the bottom by brass rivets. 8″ opening and 10″ deep.

Personally, I would feel better if you didn’t toss banana peels and apple cores in it or line it with one of those plastic bags from your favorite discount store… but that’s just me. Whatever you decide to do, it’s a handsome piece for office, library or family room. May be personalized with 3 initials on the brass oval plate.Product packaging includes a protective drawstring cotton canvas dust bag.

Total Size: 8.5″ W x 11″ H

American Buffalo – “Expect a leather that is unapologetically rugged with more character, nicks, scrapes and variations in color.” ~ Colonel (Read more about American Buffalo Leather here)

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  1. Greetings: Recently ordered the buffalo leather waste basket. Order was filled quickly with great packing. The only problem was the round basket top was an irregular shape so I had to reform the top using a slightly larger contoured plastic pail to hopefully “round it out”. Thanks again for producing wonderful leather goods. I am a fan


  2. Just got my trash can, its way to nice to ever put so called trash in it!
    Maybe bills that are not wanted.. ha! Ha!
    It just looks so nostalgic with my old rustic desk
    Nothing else would do for that look then this
    One of a kind buffalo art work.,
    Lord help the first one to put something In it !
    I love old things, Leather, wood, old cars
    Trucks and this is the perfect add on to my old office look.
    Thanks again to all at Col. Littleton
    Buying more in the near future.
    God bless this great county!! USA

    jnmrestorations (verified owner)

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We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.

Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.