entry for Boots' antique irrigation museum

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

  1. Mike Leary

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    Maybe Boots put one in, but I was nine years old in '54. :dancing:
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    I've actually gone back to galvanized risers for rotor heads, for strength and economy, and for the weight and rigidity an impact head requires to work correctly.
     
  3. Mike Leary

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    No wonder you never post any pics.
     
  4. A new addition

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  5. Wet_Boots

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    Sweet !! That's a Nelson nozzle, too. Theirs were a bit different, being something like coarse-threaded copies of the 'wafer' nozzles used by Champion (and in the 'deluxe' Imperial DPU spray body) - no slot for extra close-in watering, and no real ill effects for not having it.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

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    Some older Buckner popup bodies, with different wording, and a partially-ground-smooth top

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  7. I'm pretty certain without any real proof that the rubber on the stem versions do not predate the metal only stem versions. What year are you placing those at?
     
  8. Wet_Boots

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    I think those are at least 40 years old. I don't ever recall seeing that top, as shown in the photo. Before being bought out by Johns Manville, they don't have an all-brass popup body. Once Royal Coach appeared, a new stem was designed to fit inside the sch 80 nipples that were becoming commonplace.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    from another eBay auction comes some Aqua Dial spray heads, these looking much more like the Moody version

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  10. Wet_Boots

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    can you find the Rain-O-Mat nozzles?

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