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FIMCO-MEISTER
08-19-2011, 10:03 PM
Henry says one of these I installed.

Wet_Boots
08-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Why isn't that imperial Valet still at work?

DanaMac
08-19-2011, 10:11 PM
Why isn't that imperial Valet still at work?

It was downsized by a younger, cheaper model.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-19-2011, 10:15 PM
Why isn't that imperial Valet still at work?

It was replaced by a "SMART" controller.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-19-2011, 11:15 PM
I was right. I installed the 10th from the left. Anybody guess exactly which head that is will get 2 packs of 9volt batteries. (4 total)

mitchgo
08-19-2011, 11:20 PM
hey pete can you post a link of that previous thread with the enlarged picture of all those ancient sprinkler heads? or post the pic again?

Wet_Boots
08-19-2011, 11:23 PM
Don't recognize it - looks like an extra-long body on a 2-inch popup

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-19-2011, 11:31 PM
hey pete can you post a link of that previous thread with the enlarged picture of all those ancient sprinkler heads? or post the pic again?

Man...I ain't gonna make it easy to get 4 9v batteries out of me.

greenmonster304
08-20-2011, 07:39 AM
Why isn't that imperial Valet still at work?

This one is. I also have a source for weathermatic brass valves and weathermatic elecro-mechanical clocks new in the box from 1982 +/- if any of you geezers are interested.

Wet_Boots
08-20-2011, 09:52 AM
go Valet!! (they should have had a sales campaign to the tune of Valley Girl {Valet Girl})

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-20-2011, 10:12 AM
The one Henry has on the table is the one with the double days wheel.

Wet_Boots
08-20-2011, 10:32 AM
Those would drive you nutso with the wiring, if they were the dual-common type.

Mike Leary
08-20-2011, 03:49 PM
I loved listening to them as they sequenced; it was perfection.

sprinklerchris
08-20-2011, 05:11 PM
I loved listening to them as they sequenced; it was perfection.

I liked the sound the SSR-10 made. But boy that circuit board on the back was tempermental.

I don't recall the model of the other WM clock in the photo (on the left)... it has a rotating drum in the middle that indexes the stations. Early 1960's, I think.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-23-2011, 08:12 PM
Has everybody given up identifying the 10th head from the left?

Sprinkus
08-23-2011, 08:20 PM
Has everybody given up identifying the 10th head from the left?

It appears to be a brass pop-up.
Possibly a Fimco or Meister head.

Wet_Boots
08-23-2011, 08:36 PM
Yeah, I give up. (I just realized I got some of those 'vintage' items new in the box :()

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-23-2011, 09:51 PM
Rainbird 171 HiPop Don't know that there was ever a brass head made that popped up higher. Die cast as opposed to sand cast so it was also less likely to hang up. It was my compete with WM head. I'd show the height difference and it was a good 1/2" higher that the WM brass head which dominated the Dallas market.

Wet_Boots
08-24-2011, 08:16 AM
I think Rainbird also tried a brass head with a stainless steel piston.