Clow Valve Corp - Oskaloosa, IA
Part 2 - other dry barrel and wet barrel models

  F2500 model
This model has a tapered round barrel and a 4-sided pyramid-shaped bonnet. The F2500 model appears to be identical to the PSCIPCo. M4. What agreement or relationship that existed between Clow Co. and PSCIP Co. at the time is currently unknown to FireHydrant.org.
  • Two style of bonnets are documented below as 'early style' and 'later style'
  • Made in 2 sizes; a 4" V.O. that has 4 bolts at the barrel flange joint and a 5" V.O. size that can be found with either 4 or 8 bolts as noted below.
  • The model number "2500" is cast onto the barrel. Some are dated with the year of manufacture.
  • 'early style' bonnet
  • sharply tapered sides
  • small top surface
  • 0180
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Dated: 1983
    Location: John A. collection
    Photo: © 2000, J. Anderson
    1723
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O., 4 bolts
    Dated: (none)
    Location: Dubuque, IA
    Photo: © 2002, J. Anderson
    'later style' bonnet
  • less tapered sides
  • wide top surface
  • 2118
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Dated: 1989
    Location: John A. collection
    Photo: © 2003, J. Anderson
    2184
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Dated: 1990
    Location: Jack S. collection
    Photo: © J. Selvey
    0160
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O., 8 bolts
    Dated: 1997
    Location: Lansing, IA
    Photo: © J. Quist

    2363
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5 1/4" V.O.
    Dated: 1987
    Location: Private collection
    Photo: © 2006, J. Kaminski

      Challenger model
    These large hydrants have a barrel that has triangular in cross-section.
  • The model name "CHALLENGER" is cast onto the barrel as is the year of manufacture.
  • 0179
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Dated: 1979
    Location: Ed M. collection
    Photo: © 2002, E. Masminster

      Medallion model
    This bonnet of this model still retains most of the original look of the hydrant patented by Eddy Valve in 1889!
  • The Medallion is made in 4" and 5" V.O. sizes.
  • The hydrants are dated with year of manufacture.

    Early hydrants had a bonnet that had the same diameter as the upper barrel flange. And this back view shows that "CLOW" was cast on the back as well as the front.
  • 0161
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Dated: 1995
    Location: Adams, WI
    Photo: © J. Quist
    0001
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Dated: 1995
    Location: Yonkers, NY
    Photo: © E. Kennedy

    Current manufacture hydrants have a bonnet "skirt" that overhang the upper barrel flange giving a more "finished" look to the hydrant. And this back view shows that "CLOW" has been removed from the back.
    0063
    Nozzles: 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Dated: ?
    Note: Kansas City Spec
    Location: Kansas City, MO
    Photo: © M. Dieckman
    2302
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Dated: 1998
    Location: John A. collection
    Photo: © J. Anderson

      Wet Barrel models
    0372
    Model: 850
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1990
    Location: Mission Beach, CA
    Photo: © E. Kennedy
    2520
    Model: 850 Honolulu Spec
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 2005
    (see BWS embossing)
    Location: Honolulu, HI
    Photo: © 2008 J. Anderson
    2040
    Model: 845
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Dated: 1983
    Location: Santa Cruz, CA
    Photo: ©2004, Steve Parmley
    0377
    Model: 2060
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1996
    Location: Escondido, CA
    Photo: © E. Kennedy
    0533
    Model: 960
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1999
    Location: Brentwood, CA
    Photo: ©2000, W. Lamm
    1826
    Model: 2065 (round barrel)
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 2x 4"
    Dated: 1993
    (see back view)
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Photo: © 2003, A. McMillan
    1827
    Model: 2065 (octagonal barrel)
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 2x 4"
    Dated: 1993
    (see back view)
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Photo: © 2003, A. McMillan
    2030
    Model: 76
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Location: Santa Cruz, CA
    Photo: © 2004,
    Steve Parmley
    2036
    Model: 860
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Location: Santa Cruz, CA
    Photo: © 2004,
    Steve Parmley
    0494
    Model: 950
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1997
    Location: Brentwood, CA
    Photo: © 2000, W. Lamm
    0495
    Model: 5
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1980
    Location: Knightsen, CA
    Photo: © 2000, W. Lamm
    2060
    Model: 550
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1991
    Location: Tom C. collection
    Photo: ©2003, T. Cooper
    1676
    Model: 94
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Note: Original design was by M. Greenberg's Sons
    Location: Redwood Shores, CA
    Photo: © 2002, Carli Schultz Kruse

      High Capacity Wet Barrel Hydrant - Model 985
  • 350 PSI working water pressure
  • 8" Inlet
  • Constructed of Ductile Iron
  • 2498
    Model: 985
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 2x 4" or 4"
    Location: Corona, CA
    Photo: courtesy Clow Valve
    2498b
    Same hydrant, alternate view

    Location: Corona, CA
    Photo: courtesy Clow Valve

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Dry Barrel Location:
    902 South Second St.
    Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
    Phone: 1-800-829-2569
    Wet Barrel Location
    Magnolia Avenue
    Corona, California 91720
    Phone: 1-909-735-5555
    www.clowvalve.com
    FH.O Catalog Library:
    James B. Clow & Son General Catalog 1894-95
    56 Clow Pipe Economy (1955)
    Eddy Iowa Valves, Fire Hydrants, Piping Accessories (1966)
    Iowa Fire Hydrants Promotional
    91 Clow Pipe Economy
    Clow Fire Protection Products 1990s Promotional
    Clow Medallion Hydrant 1990s Promotional
    Clow Wet Barrel Hydrants 1990s Promotional
    Clow Eddy Fire Hydrant 1990s Promotional


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