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entry for Boots' antique irrigation museum

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

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  2. What a waste of Henry's time. Couldn't take his word they were identical?
    .......................Go find a moody.................

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  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    tailpiece photos are worth more than words, and speaking of photos, are there any of the Hall valves?
     
  4. I'm not going through this again with the hall valves. I think I've used up my hassle Henry for pics quota.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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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.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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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. :clapping:
     
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  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Buckner was sold to Johns Manville, about ten years before it was bought back from JM.


    Before string trimmers, wrists were stronger....

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  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Never shake hands with a hand-edge guy.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    drummers, too :)
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Even more painfull; most good drummers are ambidextrious.
     

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