Maschinen und Armaturenfabrik
vormals H. Breuer - Hoechst am Main - Germany

Founded as H. Breuer and Co. in 1876 by Hermann Josef Breuer as a pipe foundry, by 1896 the company had purchased Deutsche Wasserwerksgesellschaft (waterworks manufacturing), Bronzeguß AG (bronze casting) and Gußapparate-AG (casting apparatus), emerging as Breuerwerk, the largest factory complex in Höchst am Main. At the peak of production the company had about 1000 workers at their engine works and foundry, producing cast iron pipe, gate valves, fire hydrants, water cranes for locomotives, equipment for the chemical and coke industries, as well as many other products. The company went out of business in 1967.

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Photos courtesy of Karl-Heinz Mönnings.

  early 1900s
Identifying Characteristics: Similar to many German turn of the century hydrants. This style seems to have been made to a specification adopted by most makers.
  • Reproductions of this design are made today by several manufacturers, who call them "Altstadthydranten" (Old part of town hydrants).

  • 2245
    Model: ?
    Nozzles: 2x 65mm(?)
    Mainvalve Diameter: ?
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