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Old 05-20-2012, 09:02 PM
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Nelson Green Shield popup spray

Old-time popup spray body machined from brass, no castings. The green rubber top was a selling point. They used coarse-thread nozzles, like Buckner. I thought the 3/4-inch male thrads on the body were cool, but they were almost never used.




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Old 05-20-2012, 11:49 PM
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Cool boots. One I never came across. I'll send that pic to Henry. Reminds me of the Goodyear popups.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:36 AM
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there are some other heads out there with the green rubber ring, with the name Silver Rain on the ring
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:32 AM
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I notice it has the double threads. 3/4"F and 1/2"M. Seems there was a pl popup that did that but in 3/4"M and 1/2"M. I think it was the hydrorain. I know the maxi paw does it as well.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:48 AM
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There was a truly weird sort of sprinkler head with that ring. No popup, and no nozzle. The central area was a dome of brass, with tiny holes drilled in it, to throw water upward, to fall in a circular pattern. In still air, it actually worked, more or less. I'm thinking that particular spray head is where the Silver Rain name came from.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:08 PM
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Nelson green-shield pop-up sprinklers

I was doing a google search for these sprinklers to see what their watering area might be and I was very surprised to see the photos I had posted on ebay on your site, did you also pick up on the old (new) 6 zone timer I had listed.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:56 PM
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since Nelson professional turf products show up so rarely on eBay, I archived the images so other people in the trade can see them, especially since very few will have ever seen them at their distributors or in systems they work on.

the most important information about those heads is not what spray distance they have - that depends entirely on what nozzles are used with them - what matters is that they take a "coarse thread" brass nozzle, which is a variety no longer manufactured

depending on eBay fees, there may be more money to be had by auctioning them one at a time, as collectibles - even the box might have collector value
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I archived the images .
Gee, what a suprise!
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:41 PM
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With all the lousy auction photos out there, I definitely would want to snag clear shots like these.
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With all the lousy auction photos out there, I definitely would want to snag clear shots like these.
Those were great pics. Are there "buffs" that get together in Lenexa every year, set up tables, drink too much and sell old sprinkler stuff? I wonder what my "Imperial" hat is worth?
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