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Old 05-11-2012, 05:56 AM
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Hall tailpiece photo, please. Until then, you can only claim that nothing about the Hall body, as seen from the top, would indicate that it can't be a Buckner.

By the way, the Rainbird brass popup body had a 4-inch overall height, in its final version. They all standardized that dimension about 40 or so years ago. Rainbird did offer a popup with a stainless steel piston for awhile, and it might have a bit more popup height.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:06 AM
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What a waste of Henry's time. Couldn't take his word they were identical?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:39 PM
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tailpiece photos are worth more than words, and speaking of photos, are there any of the Hall valves?
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:05 PM
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I'm not going through this again with the hall valves. I think I've used up my hassle Henry for pics quota.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:45 PM
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There is a sort of time disconnect here. Those are not classic Buckner heads. They are Royal-Coach-designed heads, with a tailpiece made for compatibility with sch 80 nipples. As of 1980, they could be called Buckner heads, since that is when they were bought back from Johns-Mansville. Either way, they are at the earliest a '70s product.

I was expecting the older pre-Royal-Coach-design heads, because the Moody controller is clearly a design from the 50's or 60's. That "hammertone" paint job (or so it seems from here) is a relic of the past.

So now I'm curious about the valves, and what era they might be from (and whether they had "HALL" cast onto them)

I am grateful for the photos, by the way.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:20 PM
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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.

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Old 05-12-2012, 04:30 PM
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Buckner was sold to Johns Manville, about ten years before it was bought back from JM.


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Old 05-12-2012, 04:46 PM
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Never shake hands with a hand-edge guy.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:53 PM
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drummers, too
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drummers, too
Even more painfull; most good drummers are ambidextrious.
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