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1934

Summer is not yet over and, as the heat turns up, people will be looking for relief. Most seek a pool or lake, but there is also an unconventional way to escape the heat.

Introducing the Bradley Fire Hydrant Sprinkler. This is a discontinued product for Bradley but Hydrant Sprinklers are actually still relevant today. Commonly thought to be illegal to open, there is a way to go about opening a fire hydrant and enjoying its cool water in a legal manner.

When opened illegally, a fire hydrant can release 1,000 gallons of water a minute. That waste of water can decrease water pressure drastically throughout a neighborhood and can also make it hard for firefighters to pump water out of other hydrants. Every city is different, but in New York City (where fire hydrant “sprinklers” are iconic) they have created a set of guidelines so citizens can use the fire hydrants legally and safely.

The first step is to call your local firehouse. In most cases they will then come down and open the hydrant for you and install a sprinkler cap. This sprinkler cap (much like the one Bradley use to offer) saves on water and keeps the water pressure in a neighborhood at a normal level. In New York City, the general rule is one fire hydrant per block may be opened.

Hope you enjoyed this peek into Bradley’s past. Stay tuned for more from the Archives!

Hydrant Sprinkler_2

1933

Source: Fertig, B. (2013, August 2). It’s OK to Open that Fire Hydrant… But Just a Little Bit. Retrieved August 12, 2014, from http://www.wnyc.org/story/309912-making-open-fire-hydrants-legal-and-safer/

 

Flashback Friday: The Bradley sinks.
Happy Friday to you all! Check out this week’s flashback Friday photo! Tweet us @bradleycorp and let us know if you recognize anyone in these photos.

Hope you all had a good week. Enjoy the long weekend!

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Bradley’s Flashback Friday

Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!

Happy Friday all! Check out this week’s flashback Friday photo. Those fun fixtures reminded me of all the fun that summer will bring.

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Bradley’s Flashback Friday
Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!

Happy Friday everyone! This week’s photo features Barbie. Yes, Mattel’s Barbie! The ad, from the early 1960s, uses the different styles and looks that Barbie had to help depict the differences between Bradley’s showers. Having Barbie as a “spokesperson,” how cool is that?

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Bradley’s Flashback Friday
Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!

Happy Friday to you all! Hope you had an amazing week. This Flashback Friday, we took it back to the 70’s, when knee high socks and bell-bottom pants were a big hit in high schools across the country. And the Bradley washfountain was the groovy place to meet and make plans for the upcoming dance. The good old days.

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Bradley’s Flashback Friday
Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!

Happy first Friday everyone! April is officially here and there’s a high forecast for showers today. Don’t forget to grab those umbrellas. Along with the rain showers outside, we wanted to remind you of the Bradley showers inside. Check out this weeks Flashback Friday Photo from the 70’s Multi-Stall showers.

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Bradley’s Flashback Friday
Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!

Happy Friday everyone! As you may know, Bradley has had a ton of bright ideas through the years, from the washfountain to all the washroom accessories. And to commemorate those ideas and this wonderful spring weather, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane to the 60’s when the Bradley Bright campaign first launched. It was a very exciting time, everyone was trying to make a statement. And Bradley was no exception. With the fuchsia background, I couldn’t help but notice this ad. And the paisley print in her dress is actually quite mod and chic. I have seen many people walking around in paisley and bright colors lately. I guess some things never go out of style, especially Bradley products.

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Bradley’s Flashback Friday
Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!

Happy Friday Everyone. Although old man winter has not returned to his cave here in Wisconsin, its time to start thinking warm thoughts, to bring warm weather. At my desk, i’m imagining 80 degree weather with blue skies and a fun day on the beach where I am rinsing the sand off of my feet. Just like the lady in the flashback Friday photo.

Maybe if we would all cross our fingers and wish for warm weather, then summer will come quicker! Doesn’t hurt to try!

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Bradley’s Flashback Friday
Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!

The Washfountain was one of the coolest places for kids to hang out in the 80’s.And plaid was clearly the latest fashion trend. What was your favorite 80’s  trend? Teased hair? Neon colors? I know I was particularly fond my knew high socks. 

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Bradley’s Flashback Friday
Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!

How do you capture a motion activated sequence for a print ad? Like this, of course:

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Bradley’s Flashback Friday

Each Friday, a little piece of Bradley Corporation’s history will be showcased on our blog. Most of these flashback features will be fun, historic advertisements and catalog covers of Bradley products. Stay tuned each week for something different!