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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Wet_Boots, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    NICE... What era is it from?

    I was reading in this month's IA E-Times that one of the greatest moments in irrigation history was the standardization of the hose thread end back in the late 1860s or 1870s. It allowed sprinkler manufacturers to design various models that attached to hoses and not run the risk of the hose not fitting the sprinkler.
  3. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow:eek: that thing sold for 1025.00. What year do you think it is?
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,581

    Speaking of threads, does anyone know why today's female-threaded popup nozzles have one more thread-per-inch than their brass predecessors? I always wondered what was the deal with that.

    By the way, Skinner had a patent for oscillating sprinklers prior to 1900, so that thing could be a hundred years old.
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Its funny how complex that thing is, and a simple turbine/cam design eventually replaced it.


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