Ripley & Detrick Supply Co.
Ripley & Bronson - St. Louis, MO currently knows nothing about either of these companies. Our best guess is that these two names represent a change of ownership of a single company that was a water handling supplies distributer. If you have any information please Email Us.

  Empire model
An identical hydrant, with the same Dec. 11, 1888 patent date, called " NATIONAL" was made by American Foundry & Mfg. Co., also of St. Louis, MO. It is likely that this "EMPIRE" hydrant was made private label by American Foundry & Mfg. Co.
"NATIONAL" hydrants without any embossing cast onto the potbelly of the barrel are likely "EMPIRE" hydrants missing the bolt-on emblem.
Left: Ripley & Detrick Supply Co.
Right: Ripley & Bronson

Nozzles: 1x 2.5"
Size: 5.7" barrel I.D.
Location: Illinois
Photo: © 2002, J. Anderson
Nozzles: 2x 2.5"
Size: 5.7" barrel I.D.
Location: Jeff K. collection
Photo: © 2002, J. Kaminski
0462 Ripley&Detrick
Nozzles: 2x 2"
Size: 5.7" barrel I.D.
Photo: © 2000 Russ Porterfield

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