FLASH BACK MEMO
The distribution of Hose Assemblies today is much different
than it was back in the 1950’s.
Today it is the expected norm that your supplier produces a
matched hose and hose fitting system. In the 1950’s it was
common practice to mix and match hose and fittings.
Rubber and Hose companies such as Goodyear, Uniroyal, and
Electric Hose and Rubber manufactured hose products. Fitting
companies produced hose couplings. The “Hose Coupler” or
hose assembly companies would fabricate the Swaged style
Hydraulic Hose Assemblies. These assemblies were sold to
OEM’s or dealers as needed.
Distributors of hose and fittings used reusable fittings. Access
to Hose Crimpers or Hose Swagers were limited.