Archive for August 25th, 2018

Shapely Fire Hydrant

A Sigelock Spartan hydrant spotted in Franklin PA:

Sigelock Spartan fire hydrant - Franklin PA

Sigelock Spartan fire hydrant – Franklin PA

It’s certainly the shapeliest hydrant I’ve ever seen.

Of course, you need a special tool to remove the main cap, after which some internal lockwork releases the side caps, after which you can spin the valve stem recessed under the top cover. One hopes all those little bits continue sliding and releasing after a few decades, but … the status quo apparently isn’t all that good, either.

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