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Section of water pipe

Object Number: 
1956.207
Date: 
1770-1805
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 9 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 24.8 cm )
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 A
Description: 
Cross section of wooden water pipe; pipe made by boring a hole through the center of a log.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas E. Snook, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group