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Old 05-12-2012, 08:27 PM
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They had hall cast into them but you are going to have to take my word on that.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:32 PM
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There may have been more than one Moody valve, since they had some connection to Nelson for a time.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:02 PM
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Pardon me if I don't give a ratz azz.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:13 PM
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Pardon me if I don't give a ratz azz.
I thought one of Moody's sons went to England to play rock & roll.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:43 AM
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I think it's interesting from a supply and marketing standpoint. Local brass heads with company names were all of the smooth-top stamped-name variety, using W*M-type nozzles. Valves were brass, of various makes, no install-company name on them. Controllers weren't branded. Last one I remember was a Lumenite electromechanical.

When Nelson and Moody were briefly allied, there was a brass Nelson valve with a bright orange solenoid, of a 3/4-20 (Richdel) brass thread. Valve was horribly unreliable, with torn diaphragms being common.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:54 PM
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the Society for Appreciation of Pop-up Sprinklers (SAPS) at a recent meeting
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:17 PM
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SAPS espies another Buckner 403 popup on ebay, complete with nozzle flats

Top of head is partly smooth-ground, though, as opposed to the later look
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:43 PM
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SAPS espies another Buckner 403 popup on ebay, complete with nozzle flats

Top of head is partly smooth-ground, though, as opposed to the later look
Those little dears would withstand the charge of a bull reel mower.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:02 AM
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So, did Buckner absorb Royal Coach? My key for the slotted heads was labeled, "Royal Coach." Those were the days: reel mowers, double patterns, hand-edging.
Buckner was sold to Johns Manville.

The guy who sold it then started Royal Coach making essentially the same designs.

When JM wanted to sell Buckner, he bought it back for less than what they paid him for it, merging Royal Coach and Buckner back together into one company.

The Royal Coach brand didn't have the staying power, so it faded away.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:40 AM
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The Royal Coach brand didn't have the staying power, so it faded away.
Are you sure you are talking about Royal Coach or Boots?
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