vonRoll hydro - Oensingen, Switzerland

Gesellschaft der Ludwig von Rollíschen Eisenwerke was founded in 1823 in Gerlafingen, Switzerland by Swiss engineer Ludwig von Roll. Many products have been produced during the long history of the company and it's divisions, including components for aerial tramway and rack railway systems, thermal waste treatment systems, as well as their familiar waterworks products, including fire hydrants.

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Current Models

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  vonRollhytec
Characteristics:
  • Modular, tamper-resistant design.
  • Upper body manufactured of aluminum.
  • Extreme light weight.
  • Optimized for use with the Ortomat leak detection system.
  • Can be supplied with Q-Cap tamper indicating seals.

  • Nozzles: 1x 75mm Storz.
    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro
    Nozzles: 2x 75mm Storz.
    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro
    Nozzles: 3x 75mm Storz
    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro


      vonRollhy5000S
  • Current model features lighter weight via ductile iron construction.
  • Optimized for use with the Ortomat leak detection system.
  • Can be supplied with Q-Cap tamper indicating seals.

  • Current production model
    Nozzles: 1x 75mm Storz.
    Note: Shown with tamper resistant
    recessed square drive nozzle cap.
    Shown with Q-Cap installed on operating nut.
    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro
    0003
    Note: Earlier production model
    Nozzles: 1x 75mm Storz.
    Photo courtesy David Pedrocca, ©1999


      vonRollhyclassic
  • Current model features lighter weight via ductile iron construction.
  • Optimized for use with the Ortomat leak detection system.
  • Can be supplied with Q-Cap tamper indicating seals.

  • Nozzles: 2x 75mm Storz.
    Note: Shown with tamper resistant
    recessed square drive nozzle caps.
    Shown with Q-Cap installed.
    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro
    Nozzles: 3x 75mm Storz.
    Note: Shown with tamper resistant
    recessed square drive nozzle caps.
    Shown with Q-Cap installed.
    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro


      vonRollhyplus
  • Current model features lighter weight via ductile iron construction.
  • Optimized for use with the Ortomat leak detection system.
  • Can be supplied with Q-Cap tamper indicating seals.

  • Nozzles: 2x 75mm Storz,independently gated.
    Note: Shown with tamper resistant
    recessed square drive nozzle caps.
    Shown with Q-Cap installed.
    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro


      vonRoll Industriehydrant 5000
    Characteristics: 150mm inlet, twin 110mm Storz connections + one 75mm Storz connection.

    Nozzles: 2x 110mm Storz, 1x 75mm Storz.
    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro


      vonRoll Unterflurhydrant 5000
    Characteristics: Underground hydrant, single outlet.

    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro


      vonRollhydeco
    Identifying Characteristics: Ornate design with dragon mouths surrounding the nozzles.
    Swiss patent 13959 was awarded to Ludwig von Roll'schen Eisenwerke in 1897 for this model.
  • Internally gated 55mm Storz nozzles.
  • Design originally produced in the year 1896.

  • Current production model
    Notes: Zinc spray coated
    painted dark grey color topcoat
    (available in other colors on special order)
    Photo courtesy vonRoll hydro
    2440
    Note: Earlier production model
    Year: ca. 1980
    Zinc spray coated, patinated.


    Earlier Models No Longer In Production

      Model 1970


    0215
    Nozzles: 2x 55mm Storz, independently gated.
    Photo courtesy David Pedrocca, ©1999


      Model 1955


    0002
    Nozzles: 2x 55mm Storz, independently gated.
    Photo courtesy David Pedrocca, ©1999


      Model 1914 / Clus Patent
    Identifying Characteristics: This hydrant came in two body styles:
  • simple, round form
  • "more modern" hexagonal form

  • 2447
    Nozzles: 2x 50mm or 60mm threaded, independently gated.
    1919 vonRoll Catalogue
    2448
    Nozzles: 2x 50mm or 60mm threaded, independently gated.
    1919 vonRoll Catalogue


      Altes Model
    Characteristics: Note that the twin hose nozzles do not angle downward to facilitate connection. Catalogue text mentions that this hydrant often was used with an auxiliary valve (illustrated) to facilitate connecting a second hose.

    2446
    Nozzles: 2x 50mm or 60mm threaded.
    Image: 1919 vonRoll Catalogue


      Brunnen Hydrant
    Characteristics: Combination public water hydrant, fire hydrant.

    2450
    Nozzles: 1x 50mm or 60mm threaded.
    Image: 1919 vonRoll Catalogue


      Brunnen Hydrant - System Geist
    Characteristics: Combination public water hydrant, fire hydrant.

    2449
    Nozzles: 2x 50mm or 60mm threaded.
    Image: 1919 vonRoll Catalogue
    2449b
    Nozzles: 2x 50mm or 60mm threaded.
    Image: 1919 vonRoll Catalogue


      Unterflurhydrant
    Characteristics: Underground hydrant, one or two nozzles.
  • An above ground iron housing for this hydrant was produced, as illustrated below.

  • 2451
    Nozzles: 1x 50mm or 60mm threaded.
    Image: 1919 vonRoll Catalogue
    2451b
    Nozzles: 2x 50mm or 60mm threaded.
    Image: 1919 vonRoll Catalogue
    2451c
    Above ground housing
    with permanent swivel connection.
    Image: 1919 vonRoll Catalogue
    2451d
    Above ground housing
    shown with portable hydrant connected.
    Image: 1919 vonRoll Catalogue

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