It may be surprising to some, but people actually collect fire hydrants. Below are links to photo pages of hydrant
collections, and within these pages are found a variety of ideas and the motivations on which people base their
hydrant interests. As you view these various collection pages you will note that some people are content with
one hydrant while others have created very large private
museum collections of 100 hydrants or more! One important aspect common to all of these, however, is the historic
preservation of hydrants,
whether intended or not. Historically significant and removed-from-service hydrants have typically been melted down
as scrap. Hydrant collecting, therefore, has become the primary means by which this part of fire service history
can be preserved. As a bonus, it is just plain fun.
Click for a compilation of Restoration Tips.
Click for a photo feature of the Restoration of a rare Mellert Hydrant by Ralph Bascelli.
Follow the links below to each collector's page and see what's in store. If you have a hydrant or hydrant collection,
The collections are grouped below by size and within each group they are alphabetized by last name from left to right.
It should be noted that individuals may have more hydrants than shown on their collection page. Please also note that
collection "size" does not take into account any measure of hydrant vintage, rarity, or level of restoration.
Collections of 100 or more Hydrants
Collections of 10 - 99 Hydrants
Collections of 3 - 9 Hydrants
Locations, if known, of FireHydrant.org collectors with 3 or more hydrants
Hold the mouse arrow over the black state/province abbreviation to display names
of collectors in that state/province.
Hold the mouse arrow/hand over any red spot on the map to display the name of the collector in
that location. Clicking on this spot brings up that person's collection page.
Questions? / Comments?
Unless otherwise noted, all contents of these WWW pages © FireHydrant.org