Iowa Valve Co.
Eddy Iowa - Oskaloosa, IA
Part 2



  early Model "50" with PAT FEB 14 28 only
  • This group and all subsequent groups of Iowa hydrants have a 2 piece barrel.
  • Hydrant model and size cast together on barrel below bonnet and on bonnet, e.g. 50-4
  • Shape of upper barrel below the bonnet the same as Model "28" 1 piece barrel hydrants.
  • 0903
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Note: 4 nutpockets
    0904
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Note: 4 OPEN nutpockets
    0184
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Note: 4 nutpockets
    1925
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Note: 8 nutpockets
    Location: Wisconsin
    0902
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Note: 8 nutpockets

      later Model "50" with PAT FEB 14 28 only
  • Hydrant model and size cast together on barrel now below nozzles and on bonnet, e.g. 50-4
  • The upper barrel below the bonnet is changed to a (8) gusseted design
  • 1927
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    0905
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.

      first Model "50" with no patent date
  • Unique version in that "I O W A" is cast vertically on barrel.
  • First IOWA hydrant with a year of manufacture and no patent dates
  • Hydrant model and size cast together on barrel below nozzles and on bonnet, e.g. 50-4
  • On the smaller hydrants the shape of upper barrel below the bonnet is a throw-back design to the full shape (no gussets). Note wide and open nut pockets.
  • Two variations of means of chain attachment to barrel; a formed loop like all previous Iowa variations, while the later #1893 shows the cast eyelet which was continued on under the "Eddy Iowa" name.
  • 0906
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Date: 1961
    Note: formed loop chain attachment
    1893
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Date: 1966
    Note: cast loop chain attachment
    1735
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 4-" V.O.
    Date: 1954
    Note: formed loop chain attachment
    1910
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Date: 1971
    Note: cast loop chain attachment
    2199
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 9" OD, ~6" VO
    Date: ?
    Note: cast loop chain attachment
    Location: Iowa

      the final Iowa Valve Co. Model "50" version
  • This version continues with a year of manufacture and no patent dates. The manufacturer name and location wording reverts to a horizontal style.
  • Hydrant model and size cast together on barrel below nozzles and on bonnet, e.g. 50-5
  • Shape of upper barrel below the bonnet goes back to gussets, but 4 rather than 8
  • Two variations of means of chain attachment to barrel; 0248 continues with the formed loop of most previous Iowa variations, while the later #0183 shows the cast eyelet which was continued on under the "Eddy Iowa" name (see next group below).
  • 0248
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Date: 1963
    Note: formed loop chain attachment
    Location: Bluefield, WV
    Photo: 2000, E. Kennedy
    0183
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Date: 1968
    Note: cast loop chain attachment

      Eddy Iowa Model "50" version
  • These hydrants look much like the last Iowa Valve Co. model 50 hydrants shown immediately above. Note however, the bulge on the barrel on the backside of the nozzles on the 4" V.O. size hydrants.

  • 0427
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Date: 1971
    Note: breakable flange
    Location: Iowa
    1788
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Date: 1979
    0555
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Date: 19??
    Location: Iowa
    1335
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Date: 1974
    Note: breakable flange
    0249
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x~3"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Date: 19??
    Location: Utah
    Photo: 1997, E. Walden
    0182
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Date: 1977


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