Wyckoff Wooden Water Pipe3D Model
This wooden water pipe was discovered by CAP in 2008 in an area called Faculty Row and dates to the late 19th century. Wooden water pipes were commonly used during the early to mid 19th century, but heavily used in the Midwest and parts of the Northeast during the late 19th century.
The Michigan Pipe Company, of Bay City, Michigan, produced this particular water pipe called a Wyckoff pipe startin in 1881. These were created by taking a single log, using a Wyckoff augur to bore through the log, seal it with tar, thenwrap it in metal bands. Wooden pipes were cheaper than iron pipes and claimed to prevent frost from forming - a major concern in the Midwest in winter.
However, the college replaced these in 1902 after about 20 years due to fears of bacteria forming in the water during warmer months as a result of the aging wood. This allows us to date this particular pipe from about 1881-1902.
Model create by Jack A. Biggs using Agisoft Metashape Photogrammetry; 225 photos; 3 chunks
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