Bateman and Moore's and Chrimes

If you have any information about the Bateman and Moore's and Chrimes company, or a photo of any of their hydrants which you'd like to contribute, please Email Us.

The underground hydrant shown here was developed around 1849 and is of the "ball type". The hydrant standpipe itself was portable, attached to the hydrant only when needed, much the same as with today's underground hydrants. However, the mainvalve consisted of a ball held by water pressure against a seat in an iron chamber. Later models had valves which were spring loaded overcoming the problem of the valve not seating when the water pressure was low.

Back to Hydrant Pictures
Questions? / Comments?
Unless otherwise noted, all contents of these WWW pages ©