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Title: The Manfacture and Use of Cement Drain Tile

Author(s): Charles E. Sims

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 8

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 727-731

Keywords: none

Date: 3/1/1912

The manufacture of cement drain tile as a commercial proposition began in 1905 when the first power driven machine was set up in a factory in Graettinger, Iowa. Tile had been made for many years previous to this by tamping damp concrete or by pouring a very wet mixture into molds, and tile have been found which were put into the ground at Farmer City, Ill., in 1872; at Ames, Iowa in 1892; and in many other places of later date.


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