|Walker and Nancy Mangum's Darling Valve Hydrant|
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Walker and Nancy Mangum have created an unusually elegant hydrant display with this Darling Valve model. The hydrant body has been carefully ground, filled, and polished to a mirror finish. It was then treated to professionally applied automotive lacquer. The trim pieces and caps are gold plated. Yes, that's right --- gold adheres readily to cast iron and was thus chosen.
The Mangum's hydrant makes for an impressive indoor display at their home in Texas.