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Wood stave gravity sewer pipe, Salt Lake City, Utah, circa 1908. Assembled in the trench.

Source: Utah State Historical Society, Photo no. C-601 #1652. Used by permission, Utah State Historical Society, all rights reserved.

Old wood pipe showing bell and spigot ends and valve, New York. Early wood pipe (especially those with bell and spigot connections between the individual laying lengths) used no gaskets. When the wood was in service, it became wet, swelled and helped seal the joint.

Source: Cast Iron Pipe, Standard Specifications Dimensions and Weights (Burlington, New Jersey: United States Cast Iron Pipe & Foundry Co.,1914).

Wood stave pipe used at the Garoga River Plant in Fulton, New York.

Top photo: The original power plant built in 1850 and taken out of commission in 1903. The hard pine wood staves used in pipes here were in good condition after 50 years.

Bottom photo: The power plant was rebuilt in 1913 using douglas fir 78-inch wood stave pipe.

Source: J. F. Partridge, "Modern Practice in Wood Stave Pipe Design and Suggestions for Standard Specifications," with Discussion, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume LXXXII, 1918, p. 487.

The 14-foot diameter pipeline of the Montana Power Company, near Great Falls, Montana, one of the two largest continuous stave lines in the western U.S., circa 1918. Photos are marked "Pacific Coast Pipe Co., Seattle."

Source: J. F. Partridge, "Modern Practice in Wood Stave Pipe Design and Suggestions for Standard Specifications," with Discussion, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume LXXXII, 1918, p. 491.

Source: J. F. Partridge, "Modern Practice in Wood Stave Pipe Design and Suggestions for Standard Specifications," with Discussion, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume LXXXII, 1918, p. 487.

Comparisons of the cell structure of douglas fir and redwood (summer and spring wood).

Source: J. F. Partridge, "Modern Practice in Wood Stave Pipe Design and Suggestions for Standard Specifications," with Discussion, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume LXXXII, 1918, p. 501.

Source: J. F. Partridge, "Modern Practice in Wood Stave Pipe Design and Suggestions for Standard Specifications," with Discussion, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume LXXXII, 1918, p. 487.

Band pressure tests use to determine the strength values of different types of staves.

Source: J. F. Partridge, "Modern Practice in Wood Stave Pipe Design and Suggestions for Standard Specifications," with Discussion, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume LXXXII, 1918, p. 507.

Source: J. F. Partridge, "Modern Practice in Wood Stave Pipe Design and Suggestions for Standard Specifications," with Discussion, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume LXXXII, 1918, p. 487.

Advertisement for redwood pipe, manufactured by the California Redwood Pipe Company, Los Angeles, circa 1924.

Source: Classified Buyer's Guide, 1924.

Wood log pipe, original water supply line in Hartford, Connecticut.

Source: "Discussion" by Caleb Mills Saville, "Historic Review of the Development of Sanitary Engineering in the United States During the Past One Hundred and Fifty Years: A Symposium," Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 92 (1928), p. 1275. Used with permission of ASCE and EWRI.

Cross-section of continuous wood-stave pipe and illustration of machine-banded wood-stave pipe, circa 1931.

Source: Harold E. Babbitt and James J. Doland, Water Supply Engineering, Second Edition (New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1931) pp. 402. Courtesy of Raymond D. Hamilton, P.E., D.E.E.

Cast-iron shoe for holding bands on wood-stave pipe, and joint for machine-banded pipe, circa 1931.

Source: Harold E. Babbitt and James J. Doland, Water Supply Engineering, Second Edition (New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1931) pp. 403. Courtesy of Raymond D. Hamilton, P.E., D.E.E.

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