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Walter Reginald Hume (1873 - 1943)

Walter Reginald Hume
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Walter was a well known inventor and entrepreneur n Australia.

As a young man he worked construction jobs and farming with his brother, Ernest. They saw the need for fencing droppers (for fencing in livestock) which they patented and started producing.

By 1904 the demand was so great a second factory was developed in Adelaide, Australia. With the early 20th century there was less demand for pasture fencing so they changed gears towards ornamental steel fencing.

They continued until early 1910 when they formed Humes' Patent Cement Iron Syndicate Ltd to develop Walter's revolutionary centrifugal process for the manufacture of steel reinforced concrete pipes. These new concept of water, sewage pipes changed pipe manufacturing industry world wide, so reducing the cost of constructing essential water, sewerage and drainage facilities.

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