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Offline EGON

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Why Is a Fire Hydrant Called a Johnny Pump?
« on: December 02, 2014, 05:59:29 pm »
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Re: Why Is a Fire Hydrant Called a Johnny Pump?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 11:22:46 pm »
Hey Egon, where you been hiding :)

Nice render - I find the bright light on that wall pulls my eye toward it, but then the Lexus pulls my attention back

Johnny Pump - Probably named by firefighters after the inventor that made them the first pressurised water pump to cope with the buildings of NY city that were getting larger and taller. Weird how i remember that but can't remember the guys name John Guirre or something like that - I bet google knows - lol

Martin

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Re: Why Is a Fire Hydrant Called a Johnny Pump?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 06:40:37 am »
Lovely shot, 100% convincing! Im not sure I like the inclination on it though

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Re: Why Is a Fire Hydrant Called a Johnny Pump?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 04:11:52 pm »
 It's thought that firefighter's from New York City dubbed it the Johnny Pump, after its inventor John Giraud.

Great image Egon.
It's a keeper
Tim