The Glamorgan Co. - Lynchburg, VA
Glamorgan Works - Lynchburg, VA
Glamorgan Pipe & Foundry - Lynchburg, VA

The Glamorgan Company was located in Lynchburg, VA on the James River. Variations of the company name found on hydrants include "The Glamorgan Co." and "Glamorgan Works". At some point in the early 1900s the company stopped manufacturing fire hydrants and was bought out by a few different companies. At some point the company name was changed to Glamorgan Pipe & Foundry. The original plant is owned by Griffin Pipe, and is still manufacturing pipe today.

If you have any information about the Glamorgan Company and its hydrants, an old advertisement, catalog or brochure, old records at your water agency, a photo of a Glamorgan hydrant not shown on this page, etc. please E-mail US.


  First Model?
  • Note: fluted bonnet and 1-piece barrel, and braided rope texture around the bonnet rim and the barrel at nozzle height. We're calling this the first model, based on the typical progression from ornate to bland by other hydrant makers.
  • bonnet embossing: THE GLAMORGAN CO. LYNCHBURG VA
  • 1661
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: ?
    Dated: ?
    Location: Private Collection.
    © 2002 John Meola

      Later Model?
  • Note: Somewhat similar in design the model above but in a 2-piece barrel.. No embossing is found on the barrel of this model which would indicate size or vintage.
  • bonnet embossing: GLAMORGAN WORKS, LYNCHBURG, VA. PAT. DEC. 14 1897

    Two variations of this model have been noted. The first group has a braided rope texture to the bonnet rim like the 1 piece barrel model shown above:
  • 0242
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: ?
    Location: ?
    2138
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4.5" barrel ID
    Note: cast chain loop lower than #0242
    Location: Jeff K. collection
    Photo: © 2004, J. Kaminski
    0243
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: ?
    Location: Virginia
    Photo: © 2000 E. Kennedy
    2250
    Nozzles: 3x 2"
    Size: ?
    Location: Huntersville FD, Huntersville, NC.
    Photo credit: Jim Dotoli

    This hydrant has a smooth bonnet rim:
    0293
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: ?
    Location: South Carolina
    Photo: © 2000 T. Ingalsbe

      Another Model
  • Note: Similar in design to a Ludlow List 75 hydrant; but in a smooth barrel. No embossing is found on the 1-piece barrel of this model which would indicate size or vintage.
  • bonnet embossing: GLAMORGAN WORKS LYNCHBURG VA
  • 0320
    Nozzles: 2x 2" + monitor outlet?
    Size: ?
    Location: Virginia
    Photo: © T. Ingalsbe
    2131
    Nozzles: 3x 2"
    Size: 8.12" I.D.
    Location: John A. collection
    Photo: © 2004, J. Anderson


      Series S
    Characteristics: Nearly identical in design to an A.P. Smith O'Brien hydrant.
  • Known only from Washington D.C.
  • 2439
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x4"
    Location: Washington, DC
    Photo courtesy of Craig Ireland

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