Aren't you glad that modern fire departments have ladder trucks and pumpers and hydrants and hoses? No wonder so many great cities burned to the ground throughout history.
This is a fire truck ca ~1850's in the San Juan Bautista Historical Park adjacent to the mission.
Robin noted below that they're round-bottomed which I hadn't noticed;
I found the following interesting factoid on a wikipedia site:
"The fire buckets are usually made round bottom so that they cannot be used for other purposes."
So I guess no one would want to steal them to make a flower pot or use
them around the farm.... they're designed to be hung from a hook and
not useful for any other purpose.