Award of the Nelson Prizes

Award of the Nelson Prizes

On August 1, 1916, through the courtesy of the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Makers’ Advertising Association three prizes known as the “The Nelson Prizes in Plumbing,” were offered for the best papers on subjects having to do with the theory or practice of plumbing. The committee in charge consisted of George C. Whipple, Professor of Sanitary Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Dwight Porter, Professor of Hydraulic and Sanitary Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.; Gifford LeClear, of Densmore & LeClear, Engineers and Architects, Boston, Mass., and Harry Y. Carson, of the Central Foundry Company, New York City. On behalf of the Committee the Chairman has announced the following winners of the prizes: First

prize, $100, awarded to Thomas J. Claffy, Assistant Chief Sanitary Inspector, Health Department, Chicago, Ill., for a paper entitled “Plumbing.” Second prize, $50, awarded to James W. Anderson, student graduating in the class of 1917 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., for a paper entitled “A Study of the Different Types of Pipes Used in the Disposal of Rain Water from Buildings.” Third prize, $50, awarded to Walter G. Ward, Instructor, North Dakota Agricultural College, Agricultural College, N. D., for a paper entitled “Water Closet Connections.”

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