Model soil stack vent and pipe

Made:
1895 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Three parts of a collection of small models of sanitary appliances, from cabinet consisting; (1) soil stack vent and
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Three items from Collection of small models of sanitary appliances, to be used for instruction in hygiene, in cabinet.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Soil stack vent and pipe, marked 121E. Maroon in colour. Part of a collection of small models of sanitary appliances, from cabinet consisting. This model is intended to prevent the back flow of smells from the mains sewer coming into the home – it was sometimes known as the ‘stench pipe’.

Part of a set used during lectures at South Kensington, London, to demonstrate ‘Hygiene and Sanitary Science’. The lectures were aimed at public health professionals. The set contained examples of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ plumbing and ventilation – good water supplies and fresh air having been recognised as important factors for good health.

This model is intended to prevent the back flow of smells from the mains sewer coming into the home – it was sometimes known as the ‘stench pipe’.

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Details

Category:
Domestic Appliances
Object Number:
1895-50 Pt1
Materials:
paint, paper (fibre product) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
soil stack: 48 mm x 220 mm x 52 mm, .2 kg
Toilet bowel (57): 32 mm x 98 mm x 97 mm, .158 kg
type:
sanitary appliances
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Mr. C. Campbell.

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