Solid State Irrigation Controller

Prototype Controller

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Courtesy of Vince Nolletti

Year: 1976

Manufacturer: Johns Manville / Buckner
Fresno, California

Model: KCS-6

Type: Solid State Irrigation Controller

Typical use: Commercial, Residential

This solid state controller is the first prototype for the KCS series of controllers made by Johns Manville/Buckner in 1976. One of the unique aspects of this controller is the tan display board, it is made of fiberglass. The production models of course were plastic and went into production in 1978.

Also shown is the concept for the controller as it was drawn out on May 12, 1976, by Vince Nolletti.
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