Posted by Sammy to Alvin L.
on Monday, March 13th 2023:
In Reply to: Re: Did you say Johnny Pump or Fire Hydrant? posted by Alvin L. on Monday, March 13th 2023:
The Johnny Pump is named for the inventor, John Girard, who invented a fire hydrant in 1830 that used compressed air to increase New York City`s available water pressure. As a result, firefighters were able to battle fires with longer hoses in taller buildings. No doubt, it made their difficult job a lot easier for them and they nicknamed it "Johnny Pump"!
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