|Murdock, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH
The Murdock company has been in existence since 1853.
There is some debate as to whether they have ever produced true fire hydrants.
A 1915 edition of The Waterworks Manual published by McGraw-Hill lists Murdock Mfg. Co.
of Cincinnati, OH under the heading of "Fire Hydrants".
An October 1949 Murdock advertisement in The American City magazine lists no
fire hydrants; only
outdoor drinking fountains, "lock lid" street washers, and two types of small hydrants
... both of which have spigots on them to attach garden hoses and have vertically
operating handles to open and close.
In a recent conversation with the company's current president, Mr. Robert A. Murdock,
FireHydrant.org was told that they have no company literature or records indicating that
the company ever made true fire hydrants. What we do have is the MT200 model literature
shown below of what FireHydrant.org terms a "yard hydrant". This yard hydrant is shown
to be consistent with FH.O's inclusion of yard hydrants from other manufacturers including
Kupferle Foundry, M&H Valve & Fitting, Mueller Co., and others.
(If you have any additional information about this company and/or their fire or yard