R. D. Wood Co - Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia, PA
Hi-Pressure, Special, and Flush Models

This page has the 'other' R.D.Wood models.

  Standard & High Pressure (Internally Gated) Hydrants
This grouping consists of independently gated hydrants with the operating nuts for these gates in the bonnet. Some are high pressure hydrants. The model designations for these are unknown at this time to FireHydrant.org. Other R.D. Wood pages also have independently gated hydrants where the operating nut for each gate projects horizontally out the barrel wall.

This first group is of a 1 piece barrel design.
1495
Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 5"
Size: 6" V.O.
Dated: 1898
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2001 J. Kaminski
2526
Nozzles: 2x 2" gated, 1x 4"
Size: ~6" V.O.
Dated: unknown
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Photo: © 2008 J. Anderson
2501
Nozzles: 3x 2", 1x 4"
Size: 6" V.O.
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2001 J. Kaminski
1413
Nozzles: 4x 2" gated
Size: 6" V.O.
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2001 J. Kaminski


This second group is of a 2 piece barrel design.
2527
Nozzles: 2x 2" gated, 1x 4"
Size: ~6" V.O.
Dated: unknown
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Photo: © 2008 J. Anderson
1498
Nozzles: 4x 2"gated
Size: 6" V.O.
Note: std. pressure version of 0228 below
Location: Massachusetts
Photo: © 2001 J. Kaminski
0228
Nozzles: 4x 2" gated
Size: ?
Note: Hi-pressure
Location: Vernon, CA
Photo: © 1999, D. Barligio
0227
Nozzles: 4x 2" gated
Size: ?
Note: Hi-pressure
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Photo: © E. Kennedy

  Special
On this model "Special" is cast onto the back side of the hydrant. It may have originally been designed in response to a city specification; likely the Chicago Spec. This model enjoyed sales all over the U.S.A.; in both large cities and small towns.
  • Brand, model, V.O. size, and date are contained within an inverted triangle on the back side of the bonnet/upper barrel.
  • This model was produced in the 1940s and is often found at WWII era military installations in the USA.
  • The tall barrel version below (#1499) may have been made as a 'traffic' version of the "Special" model.
  • 0229
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Dated: 1945
    Location: SW Virginia
    Photo: © E. Kennedy
    1740
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 4" V.O.
    Dated: 1941
    Location: NW Illinois
    Photo: © 2002, J. Anderson
    1499
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Dated: 1941
    Location: Massachusetts
    Photo: © 2001, J. Kaminski
    0989
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: 5" V.O.
    Dated: 1940 (bonnet)
    Location: Spokane, WA
    © 2003, Mike Cavanaugh

      Flush Hydrants
    Very little is known about this type of hydrant to FH.O.
    1391
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Size: ~5" V.O.
    Location: Jack S. collection
    Photo: © 2001 J. Anderson


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