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Model of a channel pipe, London, England, 1896

The model is of a channel pipe and is a quarter of the actual size. Made on behalf of W H Knight of the Hygiene Referendum, these models, from a set of twelve, were used to teach and assess officials involved in public health. Hygiene and cleanliness were important to public health officials. A full set of models cost about £3. It is shown here with a junction pipe from the same set (1896-61/4/1).

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Glossary: hygiene

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Glossary: model - representation

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Glossary: hygiene model

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