AVK - Galten, Denmark
American AVK Company - Minden, Nevada

AVK traces its roots back to 1941 when founder Aage V. Kjaer opened a machine shop in Galten, Denmark, developing it into a producer of refrigeration equipment, as well as a general plumbing services company. Around 1970, son Niels A. Kjaer took over his father's business, founding Aage V. Kjaers Maskinfabrik A/S. Today, AVK is an international group of companies with a wide focus, which includes the manufacturer of valves and fire hydrants.
Brief history based on information obtained from the AVK Website.


  Model 2780
Identifying Characteristics: Dry barrel hydrant with 4 bolt groundline flange. Nostalgic look.
  • Similar in appearance to the Mueller Super Centurion, yet with it's own distinct look.

  • 0008
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Nozzles: 2x 2.5", 1x 3.5"
    Dated: 1999
    Location: Massachusetts
    Photo: © 2001, J. Kaminski
    2552
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Nozzles: 2x 4.5"
    Dated: 2008
    Location: Display hydrant
    Photo: © Jeff Kaminski
    2045
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Nozzles: 2x 2.5", 1x 100mm Storz
    Dated: 1995
    Location: Ontario
    Photo: © 2004, Stuart Niven
    2045b

    Rear View

    Photo: © 2004, Stuart Niven



      Model 2700
    Identifying Characteristics: Dry barrel hydrant with 4 bolt groundline flange. Modern look.
  • Similar in appearance to the Waterous Pacer, but with it's own unique design.

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    0009
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Nozzles: 2x 2.5", 1x 4.5"
    Dated: 1992
    Location: Chandler, AZ
    Photo: © 2004, Ethan Kennedy


      Model 2471
    Identifying Characteristics: Modern look wet barrel hydrant.
  • Similar in appearance to the EBMUD 64 model.

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    0758
    Dated: 1999
    Location: Moraga, CA
    Photo: © 2004 Willis Lamm


      Model 2452
    Identifying Characteristics: Stainless steel body

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    2452
    Photo courtesy AVK


    CONTACT INFO
    American AVK Company
    Corporate Headquarters & Manufacturing Facility
    2155 Meridian Blvd.
    Minden, NV 89423
    Tel. (775) 552-1400   Fax. (775) 783 1031
    Website: www.americanavk.com
    E-mail: sales@americanavk.com
    American AVK Company
    East Coast Distribution Center
    7241 Peppermill Parkway
    North Charleston, SC 29418
    Tel: 843 552-5557
    Fax: 843 552-8852
    AVK International A/S
    International Headquarters
    Bizonvej 1, Skovby
    DK-8464 Galten, Denmark
    Tel: +45 86946066 - Fax: +45 86946238
    website: www.avkvalves.com

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