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Hume pipes make money
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Creator : Hume Pipe Co. (Australia)
Source : Hume pipes make money
Date of creation : 1920
Format : Pamphlet
Dimensions : 215 x 283 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Front cover of a pamphlet advertising the Hume Pipe Co. and its flagship product - a reinforced concrete pipe manufactured using centrifugal force to evenly distribute the concrete.

After the First World War the Australian government established soldier settlement schemes which settled returned soldiers and their families on the land. Much of this land could only support agriculture if it was irrigated and Hume's spun concrete pipes were ideal for irrigation.

Related names :

Hume, Walter

Hume Pipe Co. (Australia)

Coverage year : 1920
Further reading :

McPhee, Margaret. The dictionary of Australian inventors and discoveries, St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1993

Port, Leo with Brian Murray. Australian inventors, Stanmore, NSW: Cassell Australia, 1978

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