Restoration of a rare Mellert Hydrant

All Photos © Ralph Bascelli

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This is the hydrant as it appeared prior to restoration. Note the large crack in the barrel.
Ralph shortened the barrel to remove the damaged section.

A nozzle boss was also broken. At right is the barrel with all the damage repaired.

A cap was missing, so a local foundry was hired to reproduce the original in aluminum.

Bonnet is transformed !
The Finished Hydrant
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