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Old 05-01-2012, 11:01 PM
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General question - I think you could examine the tailpiece and get a clue as to the mfr - Imperial could have made them, too
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:37 PM
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George Hall dominated Dallas irrigation I'm guessing for 30-40 years. Get into Preston hollow and along mockingbird and hall systems are every where. I enjoyed working on them. They had a consistency about them. Jumbo concrete dcva boxes. Hall valves which were renamed Moody's. Brass heads properly spaced. Hall-a-matic controller.
You wouldn't want to see the stuff they're doing now.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:27 AM
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So who was making those brass sprays? Was it WeatherMatic?
I believe they were using Buckner. They bought so much at a time that they had their name for awhile put on pgps and 1800. That was sort of their mo. Put their name on everything.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:29 AM
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You wouldn't want to see the stuff they're doing now.
I thought they went under? I was told they went into bankruptcy and I know Ron hall his son was working under a different name.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:57 AM
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I believe they were using Buckner. They bought so much at a time that they had their name for awhile put on pgps and 1800. That was sort of their mo. Put their name on everything.
I never did see a Buckner-made sprinkler with a company's name on it. The installer of the bit of history up there did buy direct from factories, and touted brass as long as they possibly could, including the Buckner plastic popup sprays that could be had with a brass cap and brass nozzle.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:20 AM
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I'll get some pics from Henry. I'm sure he has some in his collection.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:30 AM
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The only new brass popups I saw that had a smooth top with a name stamped on it were Imperial and Weathermatic. Buckner had the cast top, and so did every other brand I bought.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:50 AM
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The only new brass popups I saw that had a smooth top with a name stamped on it were Imperial and Weathermatic. Buckner had the cast top, and so did every other brand I bought.
The hall heads were not smooth top. The lettering was raised on theirs. very similar to buckner.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:12 AM
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Boots would be the only one left to still have the slotted lug wrench to remove those heads, I had one, once, waay back.
I have one, and I damn sure ain't old and decrepit like boots.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:41 PM
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I have one, and I damn sure ain't old and decrepit like boots.
I always wondered where mine went.
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