Wooden Water Pipe

2008/002
1 m (approx) length of wooden water pipe

SKU: 2008/002 Categories: ,

Description

1 m (approx) length of wooden water pipe of 8 in (200 mm) (approx) external diameter with an internal diameter tapering over its length from 5 in (125 mm) at one end to 3 in (75 mm) at the other. The item is of unknown provenance.

The wider (socket) end of the pipe in Image 2 shows a distinct separation in the wood which is evidence that this end of the pipe had a wrought iron band hammered into it to prevent splitting when the spigot end of the adjacent section of pipe is inserted.

In the collection there is another example of a wooden water pipe excavated in Edinburgh in 2018. It clearly shows a wrought iron band (see https://ice-museum-scotland.hw.ac.uk/product/2018-037/>).

2018_038_3
Socket end of a pipe showing a full circular band in place

 

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2008/002

Item Type

Short Description

Wooden water pipe

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1800

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

External: 900 x 210. Internal diameter: 125 to 77.

Donor

Date Donated

August 2008

Materials

Wood

Condition

Fair

Display Location