entry for Boots' antique irrigation museum

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, May 1, 2012.

  1. They had hall cast into them but you are going to have to take my word on that.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    There may have been more than one Moody valve, since they had some connection to Nelson for a time.
     
  3. Pardon me if I don't give a ratz azz.
     
  4. Mike Leary

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    I thought one of Moody's sons went to England to play rock & roll.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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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.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

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    the Society for Appreciation of Pop-up Sprinklers (SAPS) at a recent meeting

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  7. Wet_Boots

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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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  8. Mike Leary

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    Those little dears would withstand the charge of a bull reel mower.
     
  9. sprinklerchris

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    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.
     
  10. Kiril

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    Are you sure you are talking about Royal Coach or Boots?
     

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