Ludlow Valve Mfg. Co. - Troy, NY
Patent and List 78 Flush models

  Ludlow's Patent Hydrant
Ludlow's Patent Hydrant is a one piece barrel design. "PAT SEPT.1874" is cast on top of the bonnet of some of the these hydrants. A full description of the Patent hydrant appears in the 1878 Ludlow Valve and Hydrant Brochure.

The hydrants pictured below all appear to be of the same barrel size; however, several sizes were listed as being available in the 1878 Ludlow Hydrant Price List. Note: A flush type hydrant -- made to order -- was offered, which would have been made prior to and therefore different from the slide gate model listed below.

0471
Nozzles: 1x 2"
Location: unknown
Photo: © 2000, R. Porterfield
0064
Nozzles: 2x 2"
Location: Illinois
Photo: © 2001, J. Anderson
0470
Nozzles: 2x 2"
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2004, J. Kaminski
0712
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
Location: Jeff K. collection
Photo: © 2002, J. Kaminski

  List 78 Flush Hydrant
  • It appears that Ludlow modified foundry patterns of a standard (above ground) List 75 model hydrant to produce this unusual flush style hydrant.
  • A 1921 Ludlow catalog has the 3 sizes listed below which are identical to the first three List 75 sizes.
  • Barrel I.D. Valve Opening Barrel O.D.

    3"

    2"

    4 1/2"

    4 5/8"

    3"

    6 1/8"

    5 3/4"

    4"

    7"


    1685
    Nozzle: 1x 2"
    Size: ~5" barrel I.D.
    Logo: 4" front only
    Nut pockets: yes
    See also: top view and cover
    Location: Virginia
    Photo: 2002, R. Howard


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