Buckner - Sprinklers and other Products on display
Rocker Jet Series Full or Part Circle
Click to see group photo / Circa 1950 to 1970
See: Patent No. 2,816,798 / 1957
Classification: Reaction Driven Sprinkler
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
502 ½" Has hoop changer and Thumb tightening arc stops, an early version.
503 ½" Has hoop changer and newer GDG bearing.
503M ½" Has new changer style and new anti-backsplash nozzle design.
512 ¾" Has hoop changer and newer GDG bearing.
512M ¾" Has new changer style and new anti-backsplash nozzle design.
521 1" Has hoop changer and Thumb tightening arc stops, an early version.
522 1" Has hoop changer and newer GDG bearing.
522M 1" Has new changer style and new anti-backsplash nozzle design.
Giant Rocker Jet Series Full or Part Circle
Click to see group photo / Circa 1950 to 1970
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
5900C 1 ½" Smaller of the Giant Rocker Jet Series has 1 " female threaded bearing, the arc stops are SS bolts that screw into the bearing housing; though Weather Tec purchased the match plates for the 5910C, it is unclear whether the match plates for this size were included in that purchase. This is on the museum [Search List] and is a wanted item.
5910C 2" Largest of the Giant Rocker Jet Series has 2" female threaded bearing, the arc stops are SS bolts that screw into the bearing housing; the design changed when Weather Tec purchased the design from Buckner.
Rocker Jet Series Dedicated Full Circle
Click to see group photo / Circa 1950 to 1970
See: Patent No. 2,606,789 / 1952
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
302 ½" Single nozzle dedicated full circle with bi-sided balanced lever
211 ¾" Dual opposed nozzles, one sided aluminum lever, brass nozzle body.
211 L-A ¾" Dual opposed nozzles, one sided aluminum lever, brass nozzle body. Has female threaded bearing.
221 1" Dual opposed nozzles, one sided aluminum lever, brass nozzle body.
250 1 ½" Dual opposed nozzles, one sided lever, constructed mostly of aluminum, one unit is equipped with an integrated QCV key.
Pre-Rocker Jets "Positive Irrigators"
Click to see group photo / Circa 1940 to 1955
See: Patent No. 1,798,488 / 1931
Dedicated Full Circle
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
762 ¾" Dual opposed nozzles, one sided aluminum lever, brass nozzle body.
761 ½" Single nozzle, one sided aluminum lever, brass nozzle body, no identifying marks other than ORR Patent: 1,798,488
Dual-Action Drive Full or Part Circle
Click to see group photo / Circa 1940 to 1955
See: Patent No. 2,345,030 / 1944
Classification: Impact Driven Sprinkler (with dual action drive wedge)
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
7876 ½ ¾" Single nozzle, known as "sub-junior" size in 1950 Catalog. Smallest of this sprinkler series. Plain bearing only for this model.
7880 ½ 1" Single nozzle, known as "Standard" size in 1950 Catalog. With plain bearing, this is a Model No. 7878 and is " NPT. This is on the museum [Search List] and is a wanted item.
6880 ½ 1" Dual under/ over nozzles, known as "Standard" size in 1950 Catalog. Note: the only museum specimen of this sprinkler is missing it's drive lever. With " Plain bearing this is Model No. 6878
6882 ½ 1" Dual under/ over nozzles, known as "Oversize" in 1950 Catalog. Plain bearing not an option with this model. This is on the museum [Search List] and is a wanted item.
Dual-Action Drive Full Circle
Click to see group photo / Circa 1940 to 1955
See: Patent No. 2,160,121 / 1939
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
2976 ¾" Single nozzle, sand proof bearings, dual-action drive wedge same as in part circle models: like 6882
4176 ¾" Opposed nozzles, plain bearings. Same family as the Giant Irrigator.
4178 1" Opposed nozzles, plain bearings. Same family as the Giant Irrigator.
3876 ¾" Opposed nozzles, sand proof bearings. Same family as the Giant Irrigator.
3878 1" Opposed nozzles, sand proof bearings. Same family as the Giant Irrigator.
3880 1" Opposed nozzles, sand proof bearings. Same family as the Giant Irrigator.
3882 1" Opposed nozzles, sand proof bearings. Same family as the Giant Irrigator.
Giant Irrigator Series Full Circle
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
69 1 ½" Later became Model No. 900; has three forward facing nozzles; drive nozzle on top; side winder lever with dual-action drive wedge; range nozzle middle; lower nozzle with stream breaker. Wanted item.
71 2 " Later became Model No. 910; has three forward facing nozzles; drive nozzle on top; side winder lever with dual-action drive wedge; range nozzle middle; lower nozzle with stream breaker. Wanted item.
72 3 " Later was deleted from production many years before the Models 900 and 910. Has three forward facing nozzles; drive nozzle on top; side winder lever with dual-action drive wedge; range nozzle middle; lower nozzle with stream breaker. Wanted item.
Rectangular Strip Pattern Sprinkler See: Patent No. 1,668,582 / 1928
See: Patent No. 1,910,678 / 1933
Classification: Fixed Pattern Shrub Sprinkler (undulating)
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
108A ½" Was mounted to Buckner Monogrammed Hose Base. The patent that describes this undulating sprinkler puts it into a close relationship with early versions of the Turf King Sprinkler to control the rate of rotation as a vibratory element. Later, this component was sold as a sprinkler by itself as "The Butterfly Sprinkler"
Turf King 600 Series Sprinklers
Click to see group photo / Circa 1930 to 1960
See: Patent No. 1,996,899 / 1935
Classification: Vibratory Rotator Sprinkler (nozzle driven)
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
600 ¾" 6ALP Rainer; later this same model became a No. 600 Midget Turf King Sprinkler
620 1 " Casting says: 6A, later this same model became a No. 620, possibly the most common of this series
Cam Drive Rotors
Click to see group photo / Circa 1930 to present
See: Patent No. 1,815,395 / 1931
  See: Patent No. 1,970,126 / 1934
Classification: Cam Drive Rotor Sprinkler
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
1294C ¾" Very early version pop-up, turf application of this sprinkler design.
1300 ¾" Smallest of the Cam Drive Rotors used for smaller areas or tighter spacing the only part that pops up is the main stem.
1310 ¾" Same size internal components as the 1300, has a different brass bucket, used for larger areas of coverage.
1330 1" Intermediate size between 1310 and 1360, and referred to as "Baby Buckner" excellent for use where pressure is not enough to run the 1360.
1360 1" Large Cam Drive sprinkler used where coverage needs to reach or exceed 70 FT radius. Most common Cam drive rotor.
1371 1 ¼" Large Cam Drive sprinkler used where coverage needs to reach or exceed 85 FT radius, and 45 GPM is available per head. This is on the museum [Search List] and is a wanted item.
1390 1 ½" Giant Cam Drive sprinkler used where coverage needs to reach or exceed 100 FT radius, and 80 GPM is available per head This is on the museum [Search List] and is a wanted item.
Standard Impacts Full Circle
Click to see group photo / Circa 1955 to 1980
See Patent No. 3,434,665 / 1969
Classification: Impact Driven Sprinkler
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
180 ¾" Opposed nozzles.
2000S ¾" Opposed nozzles, new never used
10120 ¾" Labeled: Buckner Royal Coach
176 ¾" Single nozzle, Labeled: JM Buckner JM is an abbreviation for: Johns Manville
B-202 ½" Single nozzle, drive wedge type lever, small low angle, used for low PSI
860 ¾" Labeled: Buckner Rainer single nozzle
850 ¾" Single nozzle, with aluminum drive lever, and plastic drive wedge
856 ½" Opposed nozzles.
8600 ¾" Dual over-under nozzles, full frame fulcrum pin, std drive lever. Used, but in excellent condition.
8601 ¾" Single nozzle, half frame fulcrum pin, drive wedge. New, preserved condition.
8601(a) ¾" New/ large nozzle variant of 8601 different drive wedge
8602 ¾" Single nozzle, half frame fulcrum pin, std drive lever. New, preserved condition
865 1" Dual opposed nozzles.
870 1" Dual opposed nozzles.
882 1 ¼" Dual opposed nozzles, description found in 1967 Catalog
10161 1 ¼" New/ configured as full circle, labeled: Royal Coach
400SA 1 ¼" New, never used, Dual opposed nozzles, uses aluminum range tube. This model is still in production.
500122 ¾" New/ Turf pop-up internal
Standard Impacts Full or Part Circle
click to see group photo / circa 1960 to present
155 ½" Used, missing parts.
555B ½" Single nozzle, labeled: "B-Line Rainer"
555 ½" Single nozzle, standard Condition: incomplete, extremely used, like 555B
560 ¾" New/ preserved condition, single nozzle, standard
10041 ¾" Labeled: Buckner Royal Coach
360SA 1" New, never used, dual over/ under nozzles, this model is still in production.
10161 1 ¼" New, never used, labeled: Buckner Royal Coach
8280H 1 " Used turf pop-up internal
500508 1 " Used turf pop-up complete unit/ note the all casting PJ drive; very robust Buckner Royal Coach
Bubbler Sprinkler
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
402 ½" Classification: Flood bubbler with inlet screen, adjustable.
Valve See: Patent No. 3,199,831 / 1965
101 1" Classification: Quick Coupler Valve 1"X 1 " very used, this valve is the type used for QCV connected sprinklers on golf courses. This was made by Western Brass Works of Los Angeles, Ca.


Rain Bird - Sprinklers and other Products on display
Dedicated Part Circle / oldest impact of the museum collection / circa 1930
Click to see photo
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
Classification: Impact Driven Sprinkler
No.65 1" Very old, one of the first three ever made, says: "Pat Applied For" on casting possibly the oldest Rain Bird sprinkler in the Museum, features fast reverse mechanism, driven by broom spring; also, this sprinkler is dedicated part circle, unusual.
Standard Impacts identified from 1940 Catalog
Click to see group photo / Circa 1935 to 1945
See: Patent No. 1,997,901 / 1935
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
#20A ½" Used, full circle, 7 degree nozzle, under tree orchard sprinkler.
#20 ½" Used, standard full circle 23 degree nozzle with adjustable stream breaker.
#40 ¾" Very used, full circle, dual opposed nozzle.
#70 1" Full circle, dual opposed nozzle, condition: used
#80 1 ¼" Full circle, dual opposed nozzle, condition: used. Has aluminum nozzle body.
#80 Special 1 ¼" Full circle, dual opposed nozzle, condition: used. Has aluminum nozzle body, also has an extension tube for the range nozzle
#45 ¾" Full, or part circle, has hoop style part circle trip; overall, short and stubby in appearance. Single nozzle.
#65C 1" Full or part circle, single nozzle, like later versions of the Model 65, with some differences in the part circle trip.
Standard Impacts Full Circle / identified from 1971 Catalog  
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
808W-TNT 1 ¼" Extremely long drive lever, spreader nozzle has variable angle HILO feature, condition: excellent, very used, no bends, no repairs.
80E 1 ¼" Standard version of full circle in this size, rebuilt excellent condition.
70E 1" Has small drive lever, same nozzle body as standard 70EW, condition: used.
70EW 1" Standard 70 design with long drive lever, nozzle body is 27 degree trajectory, condition: used/ rebuilt.
70C-W 1" Low angle version of the 70 design, 21 degree trajectory, condition: used/ rebuilt
29B ½" An earlier version of the 35D with the same capabilities, single nozzle, condition: used.
29J ½" Final evolution of this sprinkler, like all 29's it was used with low PSI or at the end of a run, has straight lever, single nozzle condition: used
29JLA ¾" Low angle drive lever, used with low PSI or as companion sprinkler at end of the line, single nozzle, condition: used
30 ¾" Standard Model No. 30 has spreader nozzle and long neck bearing.
30WSH ¾" Very commonly used on hand move systems, body trajectory: 27 degrees does not have a spreader nozzle, condition: very used
30WS ¾" Body trajectory 27 degrees standard, condition: very used
30B ¾" Body trajectory 27 degrees standard, came from factory with plug in the spreader orifice, condition: used
14070 ¾" Dual opposed nozzle, 27 degree trajectory commonly used for higher volume, condition: new
L3030H ¾" Low angle, dual opposed nozzles, used under trees in orchards or where 10 degree trajectory was needed, condition: new.
L2020H ½" Like the L3030H, low angle, condition: used/ rebuilt
20 ½" Standard typical full circle.
20J ½" Standard low PSI form.
20E ½" Low PSI, low angle
V ½" Low PSI with wedge drive
14J ½" Low PSI smallest nozzle plastic lever
14H ½" Standard form of this size, low PSI
Standard Impacts Full or Part Circle / identified from 1971 Catalog  
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
85E 1 ¼" Standard full or part circle, dual under/ over nozzles. Condition: demolished; a note worthy condition of use possibly result of grit in the water, drive spoon is eroded.
65PJ 1" PJ is for precision jet, final evolution of the Model 65, condition: used.
65D 1" The most wide spread used version of the Model 65 other than the PJ version has standard drive spoon, condition: used
35D ¾" Full or part circle, standard drive lever with drive spoon, condition: used
35PJ ¾" Full or part circle drive lever uses the Precision Jet tube, condition: used
25PJ ½" Full or part circle drive lever uses the Precision Jet tube, condition: used
25D ½" Full or part circle standard form of this sprinkler, condition: used
20AH ½" Full or part circle standard lever spoon, low angle under tree orchard sprinkler.
Special Large Size Impacts Full or Part Circle
Click to see group photo / Circa 1940 to 1970
 
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
95TNT 2" Full or part circle, three forward facing nozzles, constructed mostly of aluminum, sometimes used as end guns. Condition: used
90TNT 2 ½" Full circle, three nozzle; two on the drive side with the range nozzle opposed constructed mostly of aluminum. Condition: used
100B TNT 3" Full circle, three nozzle; two on the drive side with the range nozzle opposed, this was the largest impact sprinkler ever manufactured.
Rain Guns
Classification:for all Rain Gun sprinklers Reaction Driven Sprinkler
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
LP-2P 2" Unique design, reaction drive lever engages the lower nozzle of the dual over/ under nozzle configuration; top nozzle is the range nozzle. See: Patent No. 4,498,626 and No. 4,537,356 both filed in 1985
Rain Bird AG special design (plastic)
LF1200 ½" new/ 10 degree trajectory/ FC
LF1200 ½" new/ 17 degree trajectory/ FC
Bubbler Sprinkler
2600 ½" Classification: Flood Bubbler with inlet screen, adjustable.
Valves
Stopamatic 1" Classification: Check Valve, possibly used as an anti-drain valve for lateral lines to prevent residual runoff during shutdown cycles.
22 ½" Classification: Quick Coupler Valve & key, with rubber top; for low PSI systems.


Weather Tec - Sprinklers and other Products on display
Classification: Impact Driven Sprinkler
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
10-02 ½" Opposed nozzles, body is zero trajectory, condition: new/ never used
10-03 ¾" Opposed nozzles, body is zero trajectory, condition: new/ never used
G50-23 ¾" Genesis Series, std drive lever, aluminum nozzle body, condition: new
10-10 ½" Standard wedge drive lever, condition: new.
10-16 ½" Used
10-20 ½" Standard form of this sprinkler, manufactured in Clovis California, condition: used.
10-20L ½" Has low angle nozzle, unique dustpan shaped drive spoon, condition: new.
23V ½" Low PSI under tree orchard sprinkler.
10-30 ¾" Used burned in a field fire
10-66 1" Dual opposed nozzles, heavy brass, manufactured in Clovis California, condition: very used
10-85 1 ¼" New like Rain Bird 85E or Buckner 10161
Rocker Gun
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
3000 3" Classification: Reaction Driven Sprinkler The only remaining product on the market that is a direct relative of the Buckner Rocker Jet Series. It is unknown if Weather Tec has the match plates of the rest of the former Rocker Jet Series. Condition: new.


Safe-T-Lawn
of Hialeah, FL
Dedicated Part Circle Impact See: Patent No. D,270,178 / 1983
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
Unknown ½" New; top reads: The Green World of Safe-T-Lawn, this sprinkler has an unusual part circle trip mechanism.


Nelson - Sprinklers and other Products on display
Classification: Impact Driven Sprinkler
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
F33 ¾" Single nozzle, standard 27 degree trajectory, similar to Rain Bird Model 30H, condition: used.
F33A ¾" 15 degree trajectory, dual opposed nozzle, similar to Rain Bird Model L3030H, condition: new.
F33A ¾" 15 degree trajectory, single nozzle, condition: new.
Big Gun Sprinkler See: Patent No. 4,720,045 / 1988
SR75 1 ½" Classification: Reaction Driven Sprinkler Nelson Big Gun SR75 has the smallest NPT size of any gun sprinkler on the market today, condition: new.


Browning of La Mesa CA - Sprinklers on display
Turbine Wheel Rotary Sprinklers
Classification: See Specific Description
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
Unknown 1 " Classification: External Turbine and Internal Gear Driven Sprinkler very unique, condition: used
See: Patent no. 2,461,768/1949
Unknown ½" Classification: External Turbine Wheel Driven Sprinkler, condition: used.
See: Patent No. 2,582,158 / 1952


Skinner of Troy Ohio - Sprinklers and other Products on Display
Impact Sprinklers Full or Part Circle
Classification: Impact Driven Sprinkler
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
Unknown ½" Manufactured for Craftsman, condition: used, part circle trip is broken.
Unknown ½" Part circle sprinkler like above with minor Differences, this same design was used in Skinner's turf pop-up impact product, condition: used,
See: Patent No. 3,408,009 / 1968
1131 ½" "Spray Lo" small full circle impact, condition: used
JR ¾" Full circle impact, has rotation speed adjustment feature, condition: used.
See: Patent No. 2,223,441 / 1940
1091 ¾" Full circle, dual opposed nozzle, condition: used.
See: Patent No. 2,586,517 / 1952
S750 ¾" Full circle, dual opposed nozzle, low angle on the drive nozzle, condition: used.
1091B 1 " Full circle, dual opposed nozzle, standard agricultural sprinkler, condition: used.
SR 1 " Part circle sprinkler, uses a dual-action drive wedge like Buckner 6880 (one is like new, and came with a Cam Coupling model unknown)
See: Patent No. 2,228,720 / 1941
Unknown 1 " Used/ turf pop-up internals/ incomplete under over nozzles
Unknown ¾" Used/ turf pop-up internals/ incomplete single nozzle
Unknown 1 " "Rain Wave" Classification: Hydraulic Oscillator used/ excellent condition/ oscillator type with hydraulic pistons
RSP ½ 1 " Classification: Vibratory Rotator Sprinkler (nozzle driven) Similar to Buckner 600 series Turf King sprinklers


John Brooks of Detroit - Sprinklers on Display
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
No. 4 ¾" Used/ excellent condition/ full pattern / turf
See: Patent No. 1,639,162 / 1927


Lawn Sprinkler Co. of Dallas Texas - Sprinklers on Display
Fixed Spray Pop-ups / like John Brooks Turf Product
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
20F ¾" Used/ full spray pattern/ turf
20H ¾" Used/ half spray pattern/ turf


Green Spot/Craftsman
Manufactured by: Scovill Manufacturing Co.
Sprinklers on Display
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
"Rainger" ½" Green Spot "Rainger", same design concept as Buckner 6880 with dual action drive wedge.
See: Patent No. 2,769,666 / 1956
"Craftsman" ½" Used/ dual-action drive wedge is frozen up See: Patent No. 2,853,342 / 1958 See: Patent No. 2,895,681 / 1959 See: Patent No. 2,944,743 / 1960


Campbell Irrigation Co. - Sprinklers on Display
Low Pressure Pendulum Sprinklers Group Photo
Classification: Pendulum Driven Sprinkler See: Patent No. 2,691,547 / 1954
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
#55 3/8 " Full circle, slow rotation, low PSI, pendulum drive lever and nozzle body, brass. Condition: used.
#51 ½" Used/ part circle slow rotation/ pendulum drive/ low PSI. The only PC sprinkler that operates with no springs on the PC mechanism. [*Note: apparently the above models: #55 and #51 were manufactured for W.D. Allan Co. for a time.]
Geared Rotor for Pastures and Fields
No. SR ¾" Classification: Internal Gear Driven Rotor Sprinkler, full circle, all brass, shows early development of geared rotor sprinkler design


Thompson Irrigation Co. - Sprinklers and other products on Display
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
No. 221 ¾" Classification: Vibratory Rotator Sprinkler Model Name: "Master" this operates like Buckner Model 600
See: Patent No. 1,819,530 / 1931
No. 403 1 ¼" Classification: Quick Coupler Valve, twist on type uses an acme threaded key, normally used with the "Master" Model No. 221 sprinkler.
No. 403C ¾" Quick coupler key for No. 403 Valve, above; See Thompson 1936 Catalog for specifics.
340 ½" Classification: Fixed Spray Pop-up Turf Sprinkler, half pattern 2" height
170 ½" Classification: Fixed Spray Turf Sprinkler, full pattern non pop-up.
Golf Rotor Sprinkler
186VS-VIH 1 " Classification: Internal Gear Driven Rotor Sprinkler, 180*, half pattern, part circle, valve in head; condition: new, never used.
See: Patent No. 2,187,549 / 1940


Aqua Burst - Sprinklers and other products on Display
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
30SS ¾" Classification: Impact Driven Sprinkler, like Buckner Rainier, condition: new.


Rain-Way of Cypress Cal. - Sprinklers and other products on Display
Classification: External Turbine Striker Impact
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
Unknown ½" Single nozzle, full circle sprinkler, external turbine with striker style impact arm, adjustable axis of turbine rotation, condition: new/ never used.
See: Patent No. 2,745,698 / 1956
Unknown ¾" Dual opposed nozzles, full circle, external turbine with striker impact knob. condition: new/ never used.
See: Patent No. 2,986,410 / 1961


H.L. Gee MFG Co. - Sprinklers and other products on Display
Fixed Spray Sprinkler
Model No. Size Description and/or Classification Photo
Unknown ½" Classification: Fixed Spray Turf Sprinkler, full pattern non pop-up.



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