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Section of water pipe

Section of water pipe
Title
Section of water pipe
Date 
1770-1805
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 9 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 24.8 cm )
Description 
Cross section of wooden water pipe; pipe made by boring a hole through the center of a log.
Credit Line 
Gift of Thomas E. Snook, Jr.
Object Number 
1956.207
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on paper label affixed to pipe: "SECTION OF CEDAR WATER PIPE DUG UP IN 1916 BY FREDERICK L. CRANFORD INC. AT PARK PLACE NEAR CHURCH STREET, NEW YORK CITY, ABOUT 5 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE - THIS PIPE WAS LAID IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1797 AND 1804 -"
Gallery Label 
According to a paper label affixed to the pipe, it was dug up by Frederick Cranford Inc. in 1916. The pipe was found about five feet below the surface and was believed to have been laid between 1797 and 1804.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group