Florence Pipe Foundry & Machine Co. - Florence, NJ
Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) city records indicate that they bought 250 of their first model of city spec. hydrants for $62.50 each from this company in 1937. This mention in Milwaukee's city records of the Florence Pipe Foundry & Machine Co. is currently FireHydrant.org's only clue that this company existed and made fire hydrants.
Some 25 years later Florence, NJ was also a manufacturing location for the R.D.Wood hydrant model found halfway down on this page; it is unknown to FH.O if there was any connection between the two companies.
If you have further information about this company please Contact Us. B&W photo and drawing courtesy of the Milwaukee Water Works. Further information about Milwaukee City Spec hydrants can be found here.
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The original Milwaukee hydrant was designed and adopted by the city in 1928. This was a
"dry top" hydrant with a conventional stuffing box.
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