This is one of the "little" coal scoops used in the strip mine near JEDDO, Pa. The larger buckets are nearly three time bigger than this one !
At one time Jeddo [Tokyo] Coal was famous all over the East Coast USA, and all the way to Japan. In fact, the close-by mining towns of JAPAN-JEDO, and the smaller JEDDO BOROUGH, were named in honor of their main trading partner --- the city and sea port of Tokyo, Japan !
JEDDO COAL CO : www.jeddocoal.com/
RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/