Artifacts: Grease Trap

Grease Trap Cover

There are so many things “embedded” in sidewalks and streets that we rarely pay attention to what we are walking over.  This grease trap lid is one such access point to the amazing variety of gear and plumbing that makes our lives so routinely easy.

Grease Trap

Grease Trap

Not everything we flush down the drains belongs there. Kitchen grease is one such item. It tends to congeal and clog sewer pipes, leading to unpleasant and expensive little and big disasters. The need to get grease out of sewer pipes was recognized centuries ago and improved grease traps have been patented numerous times going back to 1884 and as recently as 1999.

Yet such marvels of our infrastructure go unrecognized and unheralded. We casually step over the covers having enjoyed our restaurant meal, and maybe having clogged our own arteries with the grease that didn’t go down the drain.


© 2016 Ludwig Keck

This entry was posted by Ludwig.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


: around the world :

Transition of Thoughts

Adjudged among top 6 blogs in Creative Writing Category at BlogAdda Awards

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Promoting Hobby Blogging

Okefenokee Photography by William Wise

A photo journal exploration of Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, the largest blackwater swamp in North America.

Robert's Snap Spot

Life in Full View: A Photographer's Journey

Pilgrimage Studio

A Journey of Spiritual Significance

Welcome to O.A.M.

Our Arts Magazine, Where Artists Write

lil bit of everything

shout it from the rooftops

Becky in Portugal

The Joy of Slow Travel

The life of B

Mainly through the lens of a Nikon

Social artist

Curiosity to Infinity

Lluís Bussé

Barcelona's Multiverse | Art | Culture | Science

Heavens Sunshine

Capturing the beauty of God's creation through the lens of a camera

My Camera & I

This blog is my creative outlet where I can share my photos and a bit of myself.

Renard's World

My Personal Space On The Web To Post Anything That Tickles My Fancy

the only deadhead in the hameau

From the depths of the French countryside, the miscellaneous musings of an old tie-dye wannabe

Come To Timmy

author of mysterious literature

%d bloggers like this: