Wrought Iron Band

2018/038
Section of a partially straightened-out circular wrought iron band used to secure joints in wooden water pipes

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Description

300 mm section of a partially straightened-out circular wrought iron band used to secure joints in wooden water pipes (see 2018/037). The band was hammered in to the socket end of the hollowed out tree trunk between the bored out section and the outside. This ensured that when the spigot end of the adjacent pipe was pushed into place a tight fit was obtained without risk of splitting the trunk from inside to outside.

This piece of wrought iron band was recovered from the same excavation as the wooden water pipes catalogued as 2019/037.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2018/038

Item Type

Short Description

Wrought iron band to secure joints in wooden water pipes

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1780

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

Wedge-shaped. 300 (L) 20 (W). Thickness: 4 tapering to a point.

Donor

Date Donated

December 2018

Materials

Wrought iron

Condition

Fair: significant rust

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