James Jones Co. - El Monte, CA
James Jones Company was founded in the early 1890's in El Monte, California, where they produced valves, mausoleum doors, casket handles,and many other pieces made of bronze. In 1926, they produced the first wet barrel fire hydrant made of bronze. James Jones has continued manufacturing bronze wet barrel fire hydrants ever since. On September 4, 1996, James Jones Company was acquired by Tyco Corporation and became a part of the Mueller Company.

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  Model ?
Identifying Characteristics: Iron 3-way wet barrel hydrants, 2 piece "spool" + nozzle section barrel.
  • Spool section has but 2 gussets.

  • 0334
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 2x 4"
    Dated: 1988
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Photo: © 2000, David Kennedy
    0353
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 2x 4"
    Dated: 1988
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Photo: © 2000, Mark Kennedy

      Model ?

    Identifying Characteristics: Two piece brass (or iron?) wet barrel hydrant.

  • Gussets are integrated into lines of barrel, EBMUD style.

  • 2035
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Location: Santa Cruz, CA
    Photo: © 2004 Steve Parmley
    0391
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Location: Whittier, CA
    Photo: © 2000 Ted & Nigel
    2521
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1977
    (see BWS embossing)
    (see Honolulu Spec)
    Location: Honolulu, HI
    Photo: © 2008 J. Anderson

    Same as #2035 above, but with a steamer in the (lower) "spool" section.

    0241
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: ?
    Location: Pismo Beach, CA
    Photo: © 1999, Alex Danilo
    0651
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: ?
    Location: Moraga, CA
    Photo: © 2002 Willis Lamm
    (Another view: 0651b)

      Model ?

    No gussets at the groundline flange.


    0632
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: ?
    Location: MOFD Hydrant Shop
    Photo: © 2003 Willis Lamm

      Model 4060

    Unique gusset design at the groundline flange.


    2033
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1988
    Location: Santa Cruz
    Photo: © 2004 Steven Parmley

      Model ?

    2-way with steamer port.

    0379
    Nozzles: 1x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: ?
    Location: Venice Beach, CA
    Photo: © 2003, Willis Lamm


      Model ?


    1990
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Dated: ?
    Photo: ©2003 Don Jarvis

    (Another view 1990b)

      Wharf Head

    Typical wharf head.

    0389
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Dated: ?
    Location: Corona, CA
    Photo: © 2000, G. Russell Kaulback

    Contact Information
    4127 Temple City Boulevard
    El Monte, California 91731
    Phone: 818-443-6191
    Fax: 818-575-1549
    1-800-2-Go-Jones
    http://www.jamesjones.com/

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