Saturday, October 24, 2009

This week's photohunt all tied up...

This week's theme is tied.

From the late 1800's to the 1920's wood stave pipes, wooden slates tied together by galvanized steel, were used to transport water and sewage.  In the early 1900's the pipe in this picture was part of a pipeline that carried water from the Barossa Reservoir to the nearby town of Gawler.  The pipe can be seen at the outdoor Water Works Museum at the Barossa Reservoir.


  1. Hi Maya, great photos and a really interesting and unique choice for this week's theme. It is really amazing that this is what they used in the early 1900's to transport probably tons and tons of water. It's great that they preserved this pipe in the museum too for historical purposes.

    Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend!

  2. Interesting photos. Did they tie them up to strengthen the wood pipes and prevent them from splitting?

  3. Kathy, interesting enough there really isn't a whole lot of information out there about this type of pipe.

    Marta, if I understand correctly it was to help bind the wood together. However, because the pipes always had water in them, the wood planks would seal themselves because of their swelling.