Eddy Valve Co. - Waterford, NY
Part 3 - 2 pc. tall upper barrel models

Clow Valve Corp - Oskaloosa, IA
Part 1 - Tall Clow/Eddy hydrants

James B. Clow and Sons Company started out in 1878. They added fire hydrants to their line of foundry related products in 1890 when they began distributing fire hydrants made by Eddy Valve Co. which was located in Waterford, NY. During the 1940's Clow purchased Eddy Valve Co. and also Iowa Valve Co.. The Iowa hydrant continued to be manufactured, but under the Eddy Iowa name.

In 1972, Clow also acquired Rich Manufacturing Company located in Corona, California, this company manufactured wet barrel hydrants. In 1985, McWane, Inc. acquired Clow. In 1996 Clow acquired another fire hydrant company, the Waterworks division of Long Beach Iron Works.

This page consists of what we call "tall Clow/Eddy" hydrants. It is a dual purpose page in that it serves as Part 3 of Eddy Valve Co. and Part 1 of Clow Corp. All the hydrants on this page are tall (conventional height) hydrants with either Eddy Valve Co. or Eddy Valve Div./James B. Clow embossed on the snowflake logo ... and this page is divided into sections based on variations of this embossing. The next page, Part 2, contains all other (non snowflake logo, non-"Eddy Valve" embossed) Clow dry barrel models as well as their wet barrel models.

  Logo: 6 pt. "Eddy Valve Co. Waterford, NY"
These hydrant(s) were apparently made prior to Clow ownership of Eddy Valve Co. as evidenced by the barrel logo. They are undated as is typical of Eddy Valve Co. hydrants.
1503
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 5"
Size: ~4" V.O.
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2001, J. Kaminski
1504
Nozzles: 3x 2"
Size: ~5" V.O.
Barrel: (likely 2 pc.)
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2001, J. Kaminski

  Logo: 6 pt. "Eddy Valve Co. Coshocton, Ohio"
These hydrant(s) also say "Eddy Valve Co." (with no mention of Clow) but were made in Coshocton, Ohio. as evidenced by the barrel logo. The logo on the backside of the barrel has V.O. size, working pressure, date of manufacture in the center instead of the large script "EV".
2263
Nozzles: 2x 2"
Size: 4" V.O.
Note: solid flange style
Dated: 1964
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2004, J. Kaminski
2264
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
Size: 4" V.O.
Note: solid flange style
Dated: 1963
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2004, J. Kaminski
1872
Nozzles: 2x 2"
Size: 5" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Dated: 1964
Location: John A. collection
Photo: © 2003, J. Anderson

  Logo: 4 pt. "Eddy Valve Div. James B. Clow"
These hydrant(s) say "Eddy Valve Div. James B. Clow" but with no mention of manufacturing location as evidenced by the 4 point snowflake barrel logo. The logo on the backside of the barrel has V.O. size, working pressure, date of manufacture in the center instead of the large script "EV". Some hydrants have a 4-digit number embossed on the barrel between the logo and the flange which may be a model designation.
2160
Nozzles: 2x 2"
Size: 5" V.O.
Note: solid flange style
Note: 2846 (model #?) above flange
Location: Jeff K. collection
Photo: © 2004, J. Kaminski
2265
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 3"
Size: 5" V.O.
Note: solid flange style
Dated: 1974
Note: 2846 (model #?) above flange
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2004, J. Kaminski
1873
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
Size: 5.25" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Dated: 1972
Note: 2846 (model #?) above flange
Location: John A. collection
Photo: © 2003, J. Anderson

  Logo: 4 pt. "Eddy Valve Div. James B. Clow Oskaloosa, Iowa"
These hydrant(s) say "Eddy Valve Div. James B. Clow" on the circle within the the 4 point snowflake barrel logo and have a separate line below embossed with "Oskaloosa, Iowa". The logo on the backside of the barrel has V.O. size, working pressure, date of manufacture in the center instead of the large script "EV". Some hydrants have a 4-digit number embossed on the barrel between the logo and the flange which may be a model designation.
2255
Nozzles: 1x 4"
Size: 5" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Note: not model marked
Location: Jack S. collection
Photo: © J. Selvey
1508
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 3"
Size: 5" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Note: 2846 (model #?) above flange
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2001, J. Kaminski
0250
Model: F5351
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x ~4"
Size: 5" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Location: Washington, D.C.
Photo: © E. Kennedy
1431
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4" Size: 5" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Dated: 1980
Note: 2846 (model #?) above flange
Location: Ed M. collection
Photo: © 2001, E. Masminster

  Logo: 4 pt. "Eddy Valve Div. James B. Clow Coshocton, O"
These hydrant(s) say "Eddy Valve Div. James B. Clow" on the circle within the the 4 point snowflake barrel logo and have a separate line below embossed with "Coshocton, O". The logo on the backside of the barrel has V.O. size, working pressure, date of manufacture in the center instead of the large script "EV". Some hydrants have a 4-digit number embossed on the barrel between the logo and the flange which may be a model designation.
1876
Nozzles: 1x 4"
Size: 4" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Dated: 1966
Location: Eugene N. collection
Photo: © 2003, E. Newbry
1940
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 5"
Size: 4" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Dated: 1965
Location: Mike V. collection
Photo: © 2003, M. Vacanti
1747
Nozzles: 2x 2"
Size: 4" V.O.
Note: solid flange style
Dated: 1964
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2002, J. Kaminski
1784
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
Size: 4" V.O.
Note: solid flange style
Dated: 1967
Note: 2865 (model #?) above flange
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2002, J. Kaminski
1550
Nozzles: 2x 2"
Size: 5" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Note: 2846 (model #?) above flange
Dated: 1970
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2002, J. Kaminski
1245
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
Size: 5" V.O.
Note: break flange style
Dated: 1998
Location: Bethlehem, NY
Photo: © 2001, Scott Miller
2191
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
Size: 5" V.O.
Note: solid flange style
Dated: 1966
Location: Jeff K. collection
Photo: © J. Kaminski

  (NO Logo)
These hydrant(s) have NO snowflake logo. On the back of the barrel is cast "Eddy Model 4Z5 Clow Corp. but with no mention of manufacturing location.
  • #2185 below has a smaller diameter cast nozzle boss that is also lower on the barrel than that of #1088 below.
  • 2266
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Note: solid flange style
    Dated: 1972
    Location: Massachusetts
    Photo: © 2004, J. Kaminski
    2267
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Note: solid flange style
    Dated: 1969
    Location: Massachusetts
    Photo: © 2004, J. Kaminski
    2268
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Note: break flange style
    Dated: 1985
    Location: Massachusetts
    Photo: © 2004, J. Kaminski
    1088
    Nozzles: 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Note: break flange style
    Dated: 1982
    Location: Ed M. collection
    Photo: © 2001, E. Masminster
    2185
    Nozzles: 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Note: break flange style
    Dated: 1995
    Location: Jack S. collection
    Photo: © J. Selvey


    EDDY VALVE: Part 1 (1 pc. barrel) , Part 2 (2 pc. short barrel) , Part 3 (2 pc. tall barrel)
    CLOW CORP.: Part 1 (tall Clow/Eddy) , Part 2 (all other Clow hydrants)

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