They were supposed to start on a new water system 2 years ago and have
it in place now. All new mains, more coverage, extra hydrants and a 60K
gal. reserve tank. BUT???????????
Thanks for the offer of taking some photos, but I've seen similar tools on the
and don't think more pictures are necessary at this time. And I found a good
with photos of the tool being used, so I got that going for me...
Posting from my desk top PC in the living
room, as always.
3043, reminds me a bit of a pallet puller.
3044, some kind of plug to cover a hole?
3045, big candle snuffer?
whoops, see the second photo. Post hole digger, maybe.
3046, this is a pretty old one. I'm sure of what
it is, and will leave it for others to say.
Modern ones have a different tip, on the "head"
but serve the same function. I personally own
a modern version of this.
3047, nice wooden handle. Beyond that, no clue.
3048, no clue.
It is a fire hydrant wrench.
I lived in the Bronx in the Summer when I was a kid.
There was no AC except in the movie theaters.
Somewhere someone would come up with a wrench.
Nothing like a spray from a hydrant.
Of course the cops or FD would come and turn the hydrant off.
With thousands of Hydrants opened illegally, the water pressure would
drop, hindering fire fighting.
I heard something about sprayer caps, they
could use. Some water flow, but not wide open.
I'd think some of the building owners could
put a cold only shower head out front, and
help the kids keep cool that way. But, that
would run up the owner's water bill.
Yeah, the FDNY started to use them some time after I moved from NYC in
1951. I believe that instead of shutting off the hydrants, they attached
the sprayer caps. I don't know if they still do that since nearly
everyone has AC and the PD and FD would rather have less people and kids
on the streets.
Apparently they still use the caps.
Thanks to everyone who identified the fire hydrant wrench! The items have all
answered correctly this week, the updated post can be seen here:
You do realize that's a wet pipe hydrant, which
is much different than what's used in colder
parts of the country? We (I'm in NY) use dry
Love that web page, I'd love to own some fire
hose, adapters, and so on.
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