|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
|Technology||Cast Iron Pipe|
Chronological list of American water work systems using cast iron pipes
Cast iron pipes were first installed in New York City in 1799 and slowly became more common as manufacturers developed better casting methods.
1918 "Prices and Depreciation of Cast Iron Pipe (with discussion)," by Burt B. Hodgman, A. F. Kirstein, J. N. Chester, George A. Main, Rudolph Hering, Charles F. Barrett, E. E. Davis, Leonard Metcalf, F. N. Connet and B. B. Hodgman , Journal of the American Water Works Association, 5(2):145-162 (June, 1918)
Landscape Transformed: The ironmaking district of Salibury,
Connecticut, by Robert B. Gordon | Also
here (subscription required) |
Pages 35-36: Holley and Coffing. They were about to deliver 200 tons of conduit pipe to Albany.
Page 61: In addition to making bar iron, they supplied cast-iron pipe for Albany's first water system.
The Wright Family papers at the Hagley Museum and Library contain several documents relating to cast iron pipes for water works.
Also see the general bibliography page, which includes links to several
lists of waterworks with information about pipes.
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