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04-29-2007, 12:37 PM

04-29-2007, 12:45 PM
NICE... What era is it from?

I was reading in this month's IA E-Times that one of the greatest moments in irrigation history was the standardization of the hose thread end back in the late 1860s or 1870s. It allowed sprinkler manufacturers to design various models that attached to hoses and not run the risk of the hose not fitting the sprinkler.

Remote Pigtails
04-29-2007, 01:27 PM
Wow:eek: that thing sold for 1025.00. What year do you think it is?

04-29-2007, 01:30 PM
Speaking of threads, does anyone know why today's female-threaded popup nozzles have one more thread-per-inch than their brass predecessors? I always wondered what was the deal with that.

By the way, Skinner had a patent for oscillating sprinklers prior to 1900, so that thing could be a hundred years old.

Dirty Water
04-29-2007, 01:39 PM
Its funny how complex that thing is, and a simple turbine/cam design eventually replaced it.