Although hidden below ground, brick sewers were one of the greatest construction achievements of the industrialized nations in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A few are open for public tours either regularly or occasionally. The sewer trowel was made for the unique needs of this construction.
|W. Rose 1929 catalog|
|W. Rose 9½ inch sewer trowel|
How brick sewers were built, 1908 book
Brick sewer construction, 1917 article
Paris sewer history
Paris Sewer Museum, Musée des égouts de Paris
Building London’s sewers was the biggest civil engineering project in the world at the time.
A glimpse into London's early sewers
The octagon room at Crossness Pumping Station, Belvedere, Kent, UK
History of the Newark, NJ sewer system
"Notes On Building Construction", Brick Drains and Sewers
|Brick sewer construction|