Posted on April 4, 2018
Ninety-nine years ago today on April 4th, 1919, Lieutenant Ernest Tribe filed the first patent for The Victory Joint. In contrast to the threaded, flanged, and bell-and-spigot methods that were being used, this pipe joint combined the best features of each. A new coupling emerged and the Victaulic heritage was born. This groundbreaking technology resisted high pressures and temperature fluctuations, provided swift and smooth installation and was versatile for a wide variety of applications.
Today, Victaulic has built a portfolio of 100,000+ products and patented technologies. We continue to set precedents in the area of mechanical pipe joining, with recent offerings such as the world’s first intelligent roll grooving tool, FireLock™ Installation-Ready™ Fittings, and unique Victaulic solutions performing in the most extreme conditions. Since our first patent in 1919 for the grooved coupling, we’ve gained a reputation for optimizing construction productivity and reducing risk, ensuring projects are completed safely, on time and within budget.
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Victaulic is the leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions. Engineered with confidence, our solutions put people to work faster, while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency.