Rain King sprinkler

Creator

Chicago Flexible Shaft Company (American manufacturer, 1893 CE-) manufacturer|Roach, Finis E. (American inventor, active ca. 1920-1939) inventor
Culture: American

Subject

agricultural equipment; historic landscapes; estates (agricultural); country houses; Hudson River, United States; historic farms

Description

Rain King sprinklers were part of the Sunbeam line of the Chicago Flexible Shaft Co. The design was officially patented in 1925, but it had been in production as early as 1922. An adjustable hand wheel offered customers the option to lock in a stationary water stream, or turn it the other way for a revolving spray from the two nozzles. Sunbeam eventually became a well known home appliance brand.

Coverage

creation: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Repository: Montgomery Place (American repository, 1802 CE-), Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess, New York, United States

Source

Bard College, Montgomery Place Collection

Date

1920-1925 (creation)

Contributor

Sponberg-Paraday, Livia (photographer)

Rights

Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Montgomery
Place Collection.

Relation

related to Advertisement for Rain King Sprinkler

Format

cast iron; bronze (metal) (bearings)
height 4.25 inches; width 5.5 inches

Type

lawn sprinkler
Classification: tools; garden tools; agricultural equipment; object (utilitarian)

Identifier

Order Number: 900000
Image Number: 21992295

Files

21992295-21992295.jpg

Citation

Chicago Flexible Shaft Company (American manufacturer, 1893 CE-) manufacturer|Roach, Finis E. (American inventor, active ca. 1920-1939) inventor and Culture: American, “Rain King sprinkler,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed August 19, 2022, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/1851.

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