07/23/10 28 W, 1 I - + 8 - 6 Mystery Nozzle #2

Yes, a fire museum has been toured in recent days. What history can you share for this wicked-looking artifact?

Looks like an old-timey chemical nozzle…
Duda - 07/24/10 - 00:19

old high pressure nozzle used on booster lines!
jason Lane - 07/24/10 - 11:07

looks like a Beam High pressure nozzle, i believe Acron still makes them
Doppler - 07/24/10 - 15:26

Sorry for the Misspell Akron
Doppler - 07/24/10 - 15:29

It is a Hardee boster nozzle. I have one on my truck an am looking for another.
[sleepingdog] - 07/24/10 - 18:09

IIRC, marketed under tye model “Blaze Buster”.
RWECC - 07/25/10 - 08:11

Looks like the old high pressure booster nozzles. Erwin FD in Harnett County still uses these on 2 engines in place of booster lines.
Joshua Sorrell (Email) - 07/25/10 - 09:50

Looks to me like a Hardy “Blaze Buster” nozzle that was quite popular on rigs during the late 1950’s into the 1960’s.
Tom Shand (Email) - 07/26/10 - 15:23

This nozzel was designed for the USNavy during WW-2, it is called a Hardie Blaze Buster, operating pressure between 600 & 900 psi. It was transformed from an orchard spray nozzel into a fire fighting tool. I was made in Hudson, Michigan and was a normal companion on early American Fire Apparatus units as well as others. I have one of the origional first 20 that were made. Both my father and uncle worked at Hardie’s, & dad retired from there.
This one is a “Crown Jewel”. If you see the current issue of Fire Apparatus Journal, look towards the back, there are some ww2 military trucks pictures, look carefully at the middle picture & you’ll see two of the “Blaze Busteres” on this rig.
A/C Harry Burdick (Email) - 12/28/10 - 16:49

When I was just a puppy in the fire service, our Howe/Chevrolet engine at the time had a pair of these on the booster lines!!
The example pictured brings back soooo many memories!! We burned down a lot of houses attacking with booster line/high pressure!!
Lee Hickman (Email) - 09/06/18 - 11:32

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