Bill Houston's Hydrant Collection

Bill has worked as a firefighter for the city of Cincinnati in Ohio for nearly 6 years. He is currently stationed at Engine 34 in Clifton which covers all of Clifton including a large part of the University of Cincinnati. Bill became a firefighter at the age of 41 after a 15 year career as a teacher, finishing at Roger Bacon High School as an English teacher. He is also an amateur gardener and weight lifter. He has a collection of firefighting memorabilia. Bill developed his interest in hydrant collecting after meeting Ed Masminster, another FireHydrant.org collector.

Bill trades with other collectors and can be contacted at whouston56@fuse.net.

WebMaster's Note: Whenever possible the photos shown are those of his collection hydrants. However in some instances other FH.O photos have been used; these have an asterick (*) after the photo number.
1375 A.P.Smith
O'Brien model
8.2" O.D.
1286* A.P.Smith
H100 model
4 5/8" V.O.
0173 U.S. Pipe
Metro 250 model
5" V.O., 1990
1794 Am. Darling
B62B traffic model
5" V.O., 1985
1331 Am. Foundry
National model
~4" V.O.
1042 Bourbon
OD Rib Style "A"
2 nut bonnet top
8" O.D. bonnet
w/"x" bolt pattern
noz. boss w/o lip
1041 Bourbon
OD Rib Style "A"
2 nut bonnet top
8" O.D. bonnet
w/"+" bolt pattern
noz. boss w/lip
1857 Bourbon
OD Rib Style "B"
9" O.D. bonnet
1728* Bourbon
OD Rib Style "D"
2 nut bonnet top
8" O.D. bonnet
barrel necks down above nozzles
0078 Bourbon
OD Rib Style "D"
4 nut bonnet top
9" O.D. bonnet
0006 Bourbon
OD Rib Style "D"
4 nut bonnet top
9" O.D. bonnet
1032 Bourbon
OD Rib Style "E"
2 nut bonnet top
8" O.D. bonnet
1037 Bourbon
OD Rib Style "E"
2 nut bonnet top
8" O.D. bonnet, tall w/patents
0497 Builders Iron Works
"horseball" wet barrel
1637 Can. Ludlow
List 90 model
4" VO, undated
0851 Chapman
List 82 (1902-10)
5" barrel I.D.
1551 Daigle
D63 model
5" V.O.
0597 Eclipse
#2A model
1" V.O.
1077 Eddy Valve
List 90
later style logo
~4" V.O.
0525 Greenberg
"horseball" wet barrel
SFFD ca 1900
0092 Holly
~4" barrel I.D.
1869 patent
0872 Holyoke
~4" barrel I.D.
Style 3 top
0432 Howard Iron Works
~4" barrel V.O
0398 James Jones
Wharf head
1330 Kennedy
Cage Type
6"VO, int. gated
1251 Kennedy
Mathews model
5" V.O.
0882 Ludlow
List 75 model
5" barrel I.D.
no logo
1020 Ludlow
List 75 model
7" barrel I.D.
4" logos frt/bck
1053 Ludlow
List 80
~4" V.O.
barrel logos
1341 Ludlow
List 90 model
5" V.O., 1947
1897 M&H
Style 33 model
~2" V.O.
1602 McAvity
No. 2 model
5" V.O.
1073 Mueller
Improved model
5" V.O.
2104 R. Pattee
5" barrel ID
1105* R.D.Wood
Mathews Modernized
4" V.O.
0766 Rensselaer
List 90 model
4-bolt
0225 Rensselaer
L-90B model
5" VO, 1961
0648 Shand & Jurs
wet barrel

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