Clay Record Volume 7-8

Clay Record Volume 7-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... not find matter which could be considered of sufficieut interest to the members of this convention to justify the consumption of the valuable time necessary for its reasoning. Were this convention composed of gentlemen engaged as I am in the manufacturing of sewer pipe, I might possibly find something to say to them in reference to the difficulties, etc., of our particular line and make some feeble suggestions which might prove beneficial, but to say anything on this subject to gentlemen engaged in the clay industries other than sewer pipe, I find that dry, historical, and statistical matter would seem not interesting on an occasion of this kind, but finding naught else upon which to talk at this time, I shall content myself with that, and trust to your patience and charity for so doing. ' The history of sewerage disposal dates back almost to the primeval days, and the methods of doing it are both numerous and varied, but that, similar to the present system only a few hundred years. The original ideas of brick and composition matter for the larger channels are maintained to the present, but the material for the smaller or lateral feeders was originally made of wooden pipes, later of iron, then composition (cement, sand, ete.). The date of the introduction of earthen or burned clay pipes does not, according to the best information I can obtain, go back further than about one hundred and its adoption to that use being so satisfactory and desira-' ble, it does not seem now that anything to supersede it will come up in the near future, at least. ' The manufacture of sewer pipe in this country began in the East some time in the '3o's, and until within the past thirty years in a very crude manner, pipes being pressed by hand, ...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971736
  • 9781236971739