Chapman Valve Mfg. Co.- Indian Orchard, MA
List 88 and List 90 models

  List 88 (1930s)
The bonnet and barrel design makes this model look like a Darling hydrant with fluting.
  • On most hydrants "CHAPMAN" is cast vertically on the barrel; and two variations of this can be found. On some the name spans the full height of the upper barrel whereas on others it is only spans half height starting below the nozzles. Below (or above) the Chapman name may be found V.O. (valve opening) size and the model designation, i.e."88".
  • "CHAPMAN" also found on top of the bonnet.
  • Note the 4" V.O. size has 6 bolts at the flanged barrel joint and the 5" V.O. size has 8 bolts.

    This first group has no Chapman lettering on the barrel:
  • 1798
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts


    This second group has the half height Chapman lettering:
    0928
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    1908
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    1089
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    1002
    Nozzles: 3x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    1907
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    1778
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 5"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    0932
    Nozzles: 4x 2"
    Size: 6" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts


    And this group has the full height Chapman lettering:
    1750
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    2055
    2055b (rear view)
    Nozzles: 3x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    1003
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 5"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    2516
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4
    Size: 4" V.O.
    0929
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    0054
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Fredericksburg, VA
    Photo: 2000, Ethan Kennedy
    0930
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    0931
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 5"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts

      "S" Series (1930s?)
    This hydrant has a barrel that looks like that of a List 88 above; but with a bonnet similar to that of an A.P.Smith "S" Series hydrant. We are unsure as to the true model designation for this hydrant.
  • On these hydrants "CHAPMAN" is cast vertically on the barrel; and two variations of this can be found. On some the name spans the full height of the upper barrel whereas on others it is only spans half height starting below the nozzles. This is the same arrangement as found on the List 88 model above.
  • These hydrants are not year dated nor marked with valve opening size.
  • 2148
    2148b (rear view)
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: ~5" V.O.
    Note: "half-height" lettering

      List 90 (1950s)
    This model truly looks like a Darling hydrant. One source claims that Chapman Valve List 90 looked so much like the Darling hydrants that Darling Valve sued Chapman Valve which lead to the demise of Chapman Valve.
  • "CHAPMAN" found on top of the bonnet.
  • V.O. size and "L90" model designation found on the front of the barrel.
  • Note both the 4" and 5" V.O. sizes have 8 bolts at the flanged barrel joint.
  • 0933
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Dated: 1958
    Location: Massachusetts
    1006
    Nozzles: 3x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Dated: 1957
    Location: Massachusetts
    0934
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 5"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    1004
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 5"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts
    0935
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Dated: 1953
    Location: Massachusetts
    1710
    1710b (rear view)
    Nozzles: 3x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    1090
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Dated: 1958
    Location: Massachusetts
    1344
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 5"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Location: Massachusetts

    FH.O Catalog Library:
    Chapman Valve Mfg. Co. (September 16, 1891)
    Chapman Valve Mfg. Co. Catalog No. 61
    Chapman Valve Mfg. Co. Catalog No. 38 (post 1914)
    Chapman Valve Mfg. Co. Catalog No. 40 (post 1919)
    Chapman Valve Mfg. Co. 1922 Catalog


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