Waterous Engine Works Co., Ltd
Waterous Company - St. Paul, Minnesota

Part 2
  WT77 and WT77D Trend models (1977 - 1996)
This model is also referred to as the OLD STYLE TREND; with the NEW STYLE as described next. These style names are misleading as there is date overlap in the manufacture of these two styles of Trend hydrants.
  • The WT77 was a wet top model built from 1977 to 1987. It is visually different from the dry top in that it has a socket head pipe plug installed on the top of the operating nut.
  • The WT77D was a dry top model built from 1977 to 1996. It is visually different from the wet top in that it has a flat head screw installed into the top of the operating nut. This dry top model accounts for the overlap in production dates between the OLD STYLE and NEW STYLE TREND models.
  • It has an uncharacteristically tall upper barrel and was made only in 4.75" V.O.
  • 0027
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Dated: 1979
    Location: ?
    Photo: © J. Quist
    0751
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Location: King of Prussia, PA
    Photo: © 2000, Luis da Silva
    1996
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Location: Seaside, CA
    Photo: © 2003, Steve Parmley

      WB77 Trend model (1987 - present)
    The WB77 Trend and WB67 Pacer (shown next) models are really two sizes of the same hydrant design. They could have just as well been called the same model made in two sizes.
  • This Trend is a current model and is made only in 4.75" V.O.
  • 1911
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Dated: 1989
    Location: Friend, NE
    Photo: © 2002, J. Anderson
    0031
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x ~5"
    Dated: 1980
    Location: Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
    Photo: © 2000, Quica Quist

      W67 and WB67 Pacer model (1967 - present)
    As mentioned above the WB77 Trend (shown above) and WB67 Pacer models are really two sizes of the same hydrant design.
  • The Pacer is a current model and is made only in 5.25" V.O. size; although early models have simply '5' cast onto the hydrant.
  • The W67 model designation refers to the non-traffic model; and the WB67 is the traffic model with the 4-bolt flanges above the designed ground line. These models are 150 PSI working pressure and made of gray iron.
  • Note image 1093 below shows a hydrant that says "Pacer 100" below the pumper nozzle; most do not have the model designation cast onto the hydrant. This may designate a 100 PSI working pressure hydrant.
  • Note image 1660 shows the optional "streamline" rocker-lug type caps offered by Waterous.

    Up until the mid-1980's Waterous still used leaded in nozzles as shown in this subgroup:
  • 1094
    Nozzles: 2x 2"
    Location: Massachusetts
    Photo: © 2001, J. Kaminski
    0189
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1977
    (See back view)
    Location: John A. collection
    Photo: © 1999, J. Anderson
    0025
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Note: long tie bolts
    Location: Fairbanks, AK
    Photo: © 1999, C. Constant
    1660
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Date: 1978
    Note: rocker lug caps
    see text above
    Photo: © 2002, J. Quist

    1094M
    Nozzles: 2x 2.5", 1 with gated valve, 1x Monitor elbow
    Year: 1990
    Location: Mark Peterson's Collection
    Photo: © 2006, Mark Peterson
    This subgroup has the later screw-in nozzles:    
    2438
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x4"
    Date: 1987
    Rear View
    Location: New Cumberland, PA
    Photo: © Barry Zimmerman
    0304
    Nozzles: 2x 4"
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Photo: © 2001, W. Lamm
    1093
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x ~4"
    Note: "Pacer 100"
    Location: Massachusetts
    Photo: © 2001, J. Kaminski
    2144
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1992
    (See back view)
    Location: John A. collection
    Photo: © 2004, J. Anderson

      W67-250 and WB67-250 Pacer model (1996 - present)
  • The W67-250 model designation refers to the non-traffic model; and the WB67-250 is the traffic model with the 4-bolt flanges above the designed ground line. These models are 250 PSI working pressure and made of (stronger) ductile iron whereas the familiar 150 PSI Pacers above are made of gray iron.
  • As can be noted below this higher pressure Pacer model is visually different from the 'standard' Pacer in that the nozzle section to barrel joint is thinner and a separate flange clamp is used (as at the ground line).
  • 2136
    Nozzles: 2x 4"
    Dated: 2001
    Location: John A. collection
    Photo: © 2004 J. Anderson
    2134
    Nozzles: 2x 2", 1x 4"
    Dated: 1998
    (see back view)
    Location: Cuba City, WI
    Photo: © 2004 J. Anderson

      City Spec. models
    1117
    Model: Milwaukee MIII spec
    Nozzle: 1x 5"
    Dated: 1964
    Location: Milwaukee, WI
    Photo: © 2001, J. Anderson
    1280
    Model: Milwaukee M-IV spec
    Nozzle: 1x 5"
    Dated: 1969
    Location: Milwaukee, WI
    Photo: MWW archieves
    Contact Information
    300 John E. Carroll Ave East
    South St. Paul, MN 55075
    Phone: 612-450-5000
    Fax: 800-601-2809
    www.acipco.com/afc/
    afcsales@acipco.com
    FHO Catalog Library:
    Waterous Fire Hydrants Catalog C6 1927
    Waterous Company Form H-200, 367, 368, 391, 396, 398, 400, 401
    Waterous Waterworks and Fire Protection Products WW-134 (1992)
    Waterous "Pacer" Brochure
    Waterous "Trend" Brochure


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