Talk:A. Baldwin Wood

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Katrina[edit]

I'm debating the appropriateness of adding mention of Hurricane Katrina here. It seems Wood's draining laid the groundwork for Katrina's dvistation. —BenFrantzDale 01:34, September 2, 2005 (UTC)

A bit of an overstatement, I think. Wood's pumps certainly laid the foundation of the expansion of the city into what had been swampy lowlands, but his system was designed for the New Orleans of his era-- I think part of the problem was that the S&WB stuck too much to Wood's original system adding little more than more pumping capacity as the city expanded far beyond the area the system was designed for, instead of creating similar new systems for the more newly settled area like near the lakefront and in the East. -- Infrogmation

Wood Screw Pump[edit]

Unless someone objects, I'm going to merge Wood Screw Pump into this article. They seem to cover substantially the same information. I'd do it right now but don't have the time. If someone else sees this and wants to take a whack at it, feel free. CarbonX (talk) 20:10, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

It's much more helpful to have the pump and the person as separate articles. If Wood really didn't do anything else worth describing, I would suggest the merge was done in the other direction: the pump article having a section on its designer. However, since the merge suggestion was made 18 months ago, I think the urgency has passed. I have removed the merge banner from the affected page. -- EdJogg (talk) 23:17, 7 July 2009 (UTC)