Founded in 1919 by Albert J. Weatherhead. The company originally manufactured Radiator
Believed to be Weatherhead’s first crimp style coupling for wire reinforced hose.
Refer to Patent # 2,000,680 and 2,025,427 A.
The unique process called Hose Coupling Spinning was used to crimp the ferrule. See
patent 2,00,680 at any patent web site for more details.
Hose Crimper patent # 2,211,622 A. This crimper was an improvement from a previous
crimper. This style crimper represents a more traditional crimping method. The hose
fitting can be found inserted upside down at the top of the crimper.
No new fittings to report from our research.
Non Skive Coupling
Patent # 2,926,029 A
It is unsure if this coupling was actually produced. Do you know of any Old Timers
who might be able to help us out on this item.
Patent # 3,720,088 A
Predecessor of modern day T400. Do you know the model number ?
T400 Version # 1
Patent# 3,750,452 A
Arguably the highest produced crimper ever in the Industry.
T410 Crimper and 430E Spiral coupling Patent # 3,851,514 A
Thermoplastic and 100R5, Teflon Style E and 069E Series fittings. Patent # 4,226,446.