You're going to need a bigger boat...er... barrel...er... WHAT!?
Alright mefites. Here's the scoop.
I want to find a barrel like the ones used in Jaws. They have 'non-screen used ones' on ebay sometimes. We actually purchased one from these folks... I am looking for another one for friend who is a fan. He just wants to display it in his home.
Here is a link to the 'real' barrels up for auction on ebay. These are the same ones used in the film Jaws, they were just painted yellow for the movie. You can see on top they have two blue caps which, if you look carefully ... you can see flecks of blue on screen
The one we have has been painted over... but has some markings on it.
Sorry for the not best quality pics.
On top is this lettering
An on bottom it says BORN FREE
Ideally, we'd like to find as close to the exact thing as possible.
We've found similar black rain/food barrels online ... but it needs to have the caps on top.
The real thing would've been made BEFORE 1974 when the movie was filmed on Martha's Vineyard. Probably a few years before since they were literally just sitting around.
Any help or information pointing me in the right direction would be super appreciated.
We're in America. We're willing to spend some money.
C'mon on, AskMefi ... I know you can help!!