Seller: bid4heavensake (622) 100%, Location: North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 282272585164 An original solid cast iron Humane Society horse watering trough, Washington DC, circa 1880 to 1900. It has original embossed letters with old paint " Humane Society" on one rim and " Washington DC " on the opposing rim. Often placed at key intersections of main thoroughfares in the late 1800s, these troughs were taken out of use shortly after 1900 because of the fear of spreading a certain type of horse disease (glanders).These are extremely rare to have survived the scrap drives of WWI & WWII as our research indicates only two known in and around the DC area, located within city parks. Trough itself is 50 inches long, 21 inches wide, and 13 inches high. We do not believe it originally came with the little cast iron hand pump, but the hand pump was with it in the estate so we are including it in the purchase price. This piece has divider and cap not seen in other known troughs. We are not certain that this may be not be the last known of its kind. A fantastic cross category collectible. Altogether it will be several hundred pounds and would probably need to be a pick-up only item, buyer can arrange for private shipping/transportation if they choose to by a local company. It was found in an estate of a former DC firefighter/city worker who lived in Washington DC many decades ago and relocated to the Blue Ridge Mountains. We have managed antique shops and estate for decades and have never found anything like it, an exciting find. Can be viewed at Key City Antique Mall in North Wilkesboro NC. Please check our other listings from the same estate for more Cast Iron. Would make a great fountain or addition to an equestrian or barn collection, in a garden or sun porch as a planter, a historical museum piece.