SOCIETE METALLURGIQUE HAUT MARNAISE (SMHM)
Joinville - Haute-Marne, France

Nothing is known about the foundry that produced this hydrant. This model is similar to other French designs originating in the mid to late 1800s. These early public water hydrants or bornes fontaines frequently had a fire hose outlet making them true fire hydrants. On the hydrant shown on this page, an outlet and valve is hidden behind a locking hinged access door; the valve stem and hose outlet are inside the hydrant.

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  BORNE-FONTAINE A FERMETURE AUTOMATIQUE avec RACCORD D'INCENDIE
  SELF CLOSING PUBLIC FOUNTAIN with "FIRE CONNECTION"

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2042
Nozzles: 1x 52mm?
© 2004 Jean Claude CHAMBONDU
2042c

© 2004 Jean Claude CHAMBONDU
2042b
Close-up of Access Cover
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  BORNE-FONTAINE A BOUTON REPOUSSOIR avec RACCORD D'INCENDIE
  PUSH BUTTON PUBLIC FOUNTAIN with "FIRE CONNECTION"


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2043
Nozzles: 1x 52mm?
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2043b
Bonnet View/Push Button
© 2004 Jean Claude CHAMBONDU

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