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1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class VIII.: T. S. Truss

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Elastic Joints for Gas and Water Pipes

2011. TRUSS, T. S., 53 Gracechureh, Street, London.

Patent elastic joint for gas and water pipes.

These joints, which are simple and economical, provide for the expansion and contraction of the metal, the deflection to which continuous lengths of piping are liable, and the easy removal or insertion of pipes, without cutting or otherwise damaging either pipes or joints.

These joints have been tested to a pressure of 1,000 ft. of water; and are now applied to gas and water mains in England and on the Continent, varying from 2 in. to 4 ft. in bore.

They are also extensively in use for hot-water apparatus.

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