American Foundry Model 61 National Fire Hydrant


aw item number:  2005.022
manufacturer:  American Foundry, Saint Louis, Missiouri
model number:  61
date manufactured:  unknown

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.size:  12.25"L x 26.25"H x 11"D
color:  Red & White weight w/base:  148 lbs.
composition:  Cast Iron weight w/o base:  95 lbs
acquisition date: 8/5/2005

status:  Collection

description:  A pot bellied fire hydrant with (2) 2 1/2" hose nozzles and a four bolt bonnet. This is the earliest model of fire hydrant manufactured by American Foundry and is a copy of P & H Company's Empire model patented Dec. 11, 1888.

information:  The display base plate is 3/4" steel for added weight and stability.  For additional information on this or any other fire hydrant, please visit: foundry_mfg.html.  This hydrant was lettered by John Bauers of Bauers Studios in July 2007.