|Dayton Rotary Co. sprinkler from 1913. |
The lateral jet of water turns the aluminium
wheel, which turns the sprinkler head.
The result of his quest is a large collection of sprinklers, all of the pre-plastics era, in an unimaginable diversity of shapes and sizes, ranging in date from the Nineteenth Century to the 1950s or so, but all with the sole original purpose of watering the lawn. Ernest very kindly put on a demonstration of some of them to show their competence, and in some cases, the beauty of their watering pattern - I hope these pictures convey something of the interest and charm of the collection.
|the duck in action, with other sprinkler models|
|a 'Pluviette' sprinkler from the 1910s|
|Carolina Duck sprinkler|