|Steve Ahlwardt's Hydrant Collection|
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Flip lid style hydrant,
Hinckley & Co.,
|Shown is the wooden pattern for a miniature decorative hydrant made by M. Greenberg's Sons. It was perhaps awarded to honor certain employees, or given to preferred customers.|
8 inches tall.
|Rich Company ashtray, promotional item.|
|Rich Valve model 850 salesman's sample, made of porcelain, |
12 inches tall.
|M. Greenberg's Sons "horse ball" hydrant. Ball atop hydrant was used to tie horses from a time when horses pulled fire apparatus. Hydrant vintage is ca. 1900, based on the gussets around the base of the barrel.|