What's New At FireHydrant.org
This page is an ongoing record of recent changes and updates to the website.
November 5, 2011:
  • Mark Kennedy added a new former manufacturer, Samuel P. Ayers.
    March 22, 2010:
  • Added a new spec page for Puerto Rico.
  • Added photo number 2530 to the U.S. Pipe page.
  • Added photo number 2531 to this M&H Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2532 to this Kennedy Valve page.
    June 29, 2009:
  • Courtesy of Jeff Kaminski:
  • Updated photo number 1704 on the Holyoke Hydrant and Iron Works page.
  • Added photo number 2552 to the AVK page.
  • Added photo number 2553 to the revised Galvin Brass & Iron page.
  • Added photo number 2554 to this Chapman Valve page.
    May 17, 2009:
  • Courtesy of Jeff Kaminski, added a new former manufacturer,
       General Fire Extinguisher.
    March 16, 2009:
  • Added several cool hydrants to the Ralph Bascelli collection page.
    December 5, 2008:
  • Courtesy of Lawrence Grant, and the North America Railway Hall of Fame, added a new former manufacturer, C. Norsworthy & Co. Ltd..

  • Courtesy of eBay seller "sellandship", added photo number 2517 to this Mueller Company page.
    October 26, 2008:
  • Added a new city spec page for Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Added photo number 2520 to this Clow Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2521 to the James Jone page.
  • Added photo number 2522 to a revised Long Beach Iron Works page.
  • Added photo numbers 2523 and 2524 to this Mueller page.
  • Added photo number 2525 to the Rich Valve page.
  • Added photo numbers 2526 and 2527 to this R.D. Wood page.

  • Added photo number 2516 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Updated the photos on the National Iron Works (Spokane) page.
  • Updated photo number 1549 on this Ludlow Valve page.
    August 3, 2008:

  • Courtesy of Ken Patton, updated the Standard Iron Works page.
    June 17th, 2008:

  • Courtesy of Jeff Kaminski, added photo 2511 to the Lowry page.
  • Courtesy of Jeff Kaminski, added a new former manufacturer,
      
    National Iron Works (Spokane).
    June 7th, 2008:

  • Courtesy of Chief Larry Meyer, added a new variety of National hydrant sold by Fairbanks Morse.
    April 6th, 2008:

  • Courtesy of Ken Patton, updated the company history for Keystone Iron Works.
  • Courtesy of Ken Patton, added a company history for United Casting Company.
    December 11th, 2007:

  • Courtesy of Ken Patton, added a company history to the Keystone Iron Works page.
    November 22nd, 2007:

  • Courtesy of Ken Patton, added a new former manufacturer Madsen Iron Works .
  • Courtesy of Ken Patton, added a new former manufacturer California Iron Works/National Iron Works .
    November 18th, 2007:

  • Replaced photo numbers 0593 , 0594 , and 2252 on this Rensselaer Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2504 to this R.D. Wood page.
    November 7th, 2007:

  • Replaced photo numbers 0580 and 0581 on this Rensselaer Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2053c to the Bachelor & Finnenan page.
  • Added photo number 2499 to this Darling Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2500 to this Darling Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2501 to this RD Wood page.
    September 17th, 2007:

  • Replaced photo number 2110 on the A.P. Smith page.
  • Replaced photos on the John Fox page.
  • Replaced photos on the Empire Foundry (Flip Lid) page.
  • Replaced photo number 0857 on this Rensselaer Valve page.
  • Replaced photo number 0707 on this Ludlow Valve page.
    September 9th, 2007:

  • Added photo number 2487 to this Waterous page.
  • Added photo number 2488 to the South Park page.
  • Updated the Toronto Waterworks Page .
    August 21st, 2007:

  • Added a patent to the Kennedy & Sullivan Mfg. page.
  • Added photos 2477 and 2477b to this Kennedy Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2478 to this Ludlow Valve page.
  • Added photo number 0973 to this R.D. Wood page.
  • Added photo number 0224 to this Rensselaer Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2414 to this Darling Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2480 to this Darling Valve page.
  • Replaced photo number 2066 on the Bachelor & Finnenan page.
    August 20th, 2007:

  • Added photos 2474 and 2475 to the Holyoke Hydrant & Iron Works page.
  • Added photo number 2476 to the Norwood Engineering Co. page.
    July 30th, 2007:

  • Added a new former manufacturer John Fox & Company .
    July 2nd, 2007:

  • Added photo number 2468 to the Mellert Foundry and Machine page.
  • Added photo number 2469 to this Rensselaer Valve page.
    July 1st, 2007:

  • Added photo number 2466 to the R. Pattee page.
  • Added photo 2467 to this Ludlow Valve page.
    June 17th, 2007:

  • Added photo 2465 to this M&H Valve page.
  • Added photo 2462 to this Ludlow Valve page.
  • Added photos 2463 and 2464 to this Ludlow Valve page.
  • Updated photo 0998 on this Chapman Valve page.
  • Updated photo 1000 on this Chapman Valve page.
    March 29th, 2007:

  • Overhauled the vonRoll hydro page with many new images.
  • Added an image to the Mellert Foundry and Machine page.
  • Added 2 scans from an 1878 Ludlow Valve brochure to this Ludlow Valve page.
  • Added photo 2439 to the Glamorgan Pipe & Foundry page.
    January 1st, 2007:

  • Added photos 2405 and 2406 to the F.X. Drolet page.
    December 27th, 2006:

  • Added photo 2404 to this Eddy Valve page.
    December 26th, 2006:

  • Updated the Filer & Stowell page.
    December 23th, 2006:

  • Added a photo of an early Baltimore City Fire Department badge to the Baltimore spec page.
    December 17th, 2006:

  • Updated the Holyoke Hydrant & Iron Works page.
    December 16th, 2006:

  • Updated the thumbnails on these pages:

    United Casting
    Rich Valve
    Rich Valve page 2
    Van Deventer
    Vogt Bros.
    Traverse City Iron Works
    American Foundry
    South Park
    Penn Troy


    December 10th, 2006:
  • Updated photo 0478 on the Bachelor and Finnenan page.
  • Updated photo 0007 and added 0007b to the Acme Valve & Hydrant page.
  • Added logos chaplogo10, and chaplogo11 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Updated photo 1331 on the American Foundry & Mfg. page.
  • Updated photo 1473, and added photos 1469s, 2304, 2304s, 2403, and 2403s to the Fairmount Foundry & Engineering Works.
  • Added photo 2402 to this Kennedy Valve page.
  • Updated photo 0861 to this Rensselaer Valve page.
    December 4th, 2006:
  • Added photo 2399 to the A.P. Smith page.
  • Added photos 2395, 2396, and 2397 to this Darling Valve page.
  • Added photo 2398 to this Darling Valve page.
  • Added photo 2400 to the Darling Valve page.
  • Added photo 2391 to this Ludlow Valve page.
  • Added photo 2392 to the Canadian Ludlow page.
  • Added photo 2394 to the Columbian Iron Works page.
  • Added a logo to the Kennedy & Sullivan page.
  • Added a bonnet view to the Boston Machine page.
  • Added photo 2393 to the U.S. Pipe page.
    November 27, 2006:
  • Added photo 1703 to this Chapman Valve page.
    October 31th, 2006:
  • Added photo 2389 to this Rensselaer Valve page.
  • Added photo 2390 to this Kennedy Valve page.
  • Added photos 2387 and 2387b to this Waterous Company page.
  • Added photos 1943 and 1943b to the American Foundry page.
  • Added photos 0459 and 0459b to the Cambridge Machine page.
  • Added photos 2055, 2055b 2148, 2148b, 1710 and 1710b to this Chapman Valve page.
    October 30th, 2006:
  • Added a new former manufacturer Pompes Guinard (France)
    October 29th, 2006:
  • Added photo 2380 to the Kupferle Foundry page.
  • Added photo 2381 to this Darling Valve page.
  • Added photo 2382 to this Mueller Company page.
  • Added photo 2383 to the Canada Valve page.
  • Added photo 2384 to this Darling Valve page.
  • Added photo 2385 to the Unidentified page.
  • Added photo 2386 to the Conduites d'Eau page.
    October 28th, 2006:
  • Added a new former manufacturer Multiplex Mfg. Co.
    October 25th, 2006:
  • Added a photo feature about the Restoration of a rare Mellert Hydrant
  • Added our newest collector Steven Groves.
  • Updated Mark Peterson's collection page.
    July 22nd, 2006:
  • Courtesy of Stuart Niven, added photo numbers 2365 , 2365b to this Canada Valve & Hydrant page.
    July 1st, 2006:
  • Added photo number 0324 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Added photo numbers 1345 , 2364 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Added photo number 0947 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2362 to this Kennedy Valve page.
  • Added photo number 0500 to this Holly Mfg. page.
  • Added photo number 1366 to this Coffin Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2363 to this Clow Valve page.
  • Added photo number 1094M to this Waterous page.
    June 25th, 2006:
  • Added photo number 2150 to this Eddy Valve page.
  • Added photo number 0874 to this Eddy Valve page.
  • Added these photo numbers 2358, 2359 to this Mueller Company page.
  • Added these photo numbers 2078, 2256 2360 to this Kupferle page.
  • Added these photo numbers 0875, 1361 1361b to the Norwood Engineering page.
  • Added these photo numbers 0028, 1092 to this Waterous page.
  • Added these photo numbers 1704, 2286 to this Holyoke page.
  • Added photo number 0841 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Added these photo numbers 0845, 2357 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Added photo number 1494 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Added photo number 1545 to the Boston Machine page.
  • Added photo number 1429 to this Kennedy Valve page.
  • Added photo number 0500 to the Holly Mfg page.
  • Added photo number 1477c to the Fales & Jenks page.
  • Added photo number 1498 to this R.D. Woods page.
  • Added photo number 2094 to this Rensselaer Valve page.
  • Added photo number 1521 to the R. Pattee page.
  • Added photo number 1891 to this Ludlow Valve page.
  • Added photo number 2084 to this Ludlow Valve page.
    June 19th, 2006:
  • Courtesy of Patrick Somers, added is a new currunt manufacturer page, Silvani Antincendi Spa..
    June 15th, 2006:
  • Capt. Brent Saba sent us these photos to kick off a new feature, Hydrants of Iraq.
    June 5th, 2006:
  • Added the beta version of a new Online Flow Test Calculator page by Willis Lamm.
  • Added photo 2354 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Added photos 0944, 1349, 1350, and 2352 to this Chapman Valve page.
  • Added photo 2355 to this Waterous Company page.
  • Added photo 2353 to this Kupferle Foundry page.
    May 4th, 2006:
  • Added 2250 to the Glamorgan Foundry page
  • Added 2249 to the Kupferle Foundry
  • Added 2248 to the Eddy Valve page
    April 6, 2006:
  • Added a new current manufacturer, ZET Marketing & Trade .
    March 31, 2006:
  • Updated the Cayuta Wheel & Foundry page with a photo.
    December 24, 2005:
  • We've added a new former manufacturer, Stileman .
    November 21st, 2005:
  • Courtesy of Karl-Heinz Mönnings, we've added a new former manufacturer, H. Breuer .
    November 20th, 2005:
  • Courtesy of Capt. Earle Kealoha, we've added these images to the Eddy Valve page .
  • Courtesy of Christopher L. Hitch, we've added these images to the Baltimore Spec page .
    November 19th, 2005:
  • Courtesy of Stuart Niven, we've added this new to us make of hydrant, The Vulcan.
    June 26th, 2005:
  • Added this strange Eddy Valve hydrant photo.
    May 31, 2005:
  • Added a new former manufacturer, Ham Baker & Co.
    May 07, 2005:
  • Added a new former manufacturer, Glenfield & Kennedy, Ltd.
    April 07, 2005:
  • Updated the history of the R.D. Wood Company
    February 20, 2005:
  • Added a new former manufacturer, Fox & Engel
  • Added a new former manufacturer, Reading Foundry Company Ltd
  • Added a new former manufacturer, Utica Pipe Foundry Co
    February 2, 2005:
  • Revised the company histories with additional information for the following manufacturers: Boston Machine / Whittier Machine, Charles Carr, and Coffin Valve.
    January 27, 2005:
  • Updated the collection pages of Jason Cherry and Bill Houston.
    January 22, 2005:
  • Added this restored hydrant, photo #2234 to Steve Parmley's collection page.
  • Added this restored hydrant, photo #1637sn to Stuart Niven's collection page.
  • Added photo #2235 to this M. Greenburg Sons page.
  • Added photo #2236 to the Unidentified Hydrants page.
    January 11, 2005:
  • Added a new former manufacturer, L. Seguin & Cie of France.
    January 5, 2005:
  • Added photo # 2303 to the Cambridge Machine page.
  • Added photo # 2304 to the Fairmount Foundry page.
  • Added photo # 2305 to this Ludlow Valve page.
  • Added photo # 2306 to the Unidentified Hydrants page.
    January 2, 2005:
  • Added photo # 2301 to this R. D. Wood page.
  • Added photo # 2302 to this Clow Corp. page.
  • Added photo # P058 to the Crane PIV page.
  • Added photo # P059 to the Mueller PIV page.
  • Updated the collection pages of John Anderson.
    January 1, 2005:
  • Updated the FX Drolet page with this Series 1 and Series 50 Parts Diagram, and added some model designations still awaiting photographs.
  • Updated the American AVK Company page per their request.
  • Updated the John McLean page.

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