Model of a channel pipe, London, England, 1896

1896 in London

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Three pieces from five models for instruction in hygiene.
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One of two channel pipes, from twelve models for instruction in hygiene, unsigned, London, 1896

The model is of a channel pipe and is a quarter of the actual size. Made on behalf of W H Knight of the Hygiene Referendum, these models, from a set of twelve, were used to teach and assess officials involved in public health. Hygiene and cleanliness were important to public health officials. A full set of models cost about £3. It is shown here with a junction pipe from the same set (1896-61/4/1).

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Sewerage & Sanitation
Object Number:
sewerage pipe
  • visual and verbal communication
Hygienic Referendum

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