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Residential Hose Nozzle

Irrigation Pioneer

Sprinkler / Garden Hose Reel

Garden Hose Nozzle

Garden Hose Advertising

1877

Residential Hose Nozzle

Solid Brass Nozzle

1877

This garden hose nozzle was first patented on Oct. 16, 1877, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. The later patent date was on June 2, 1885.

1879

Irrigation Pioneer

Lewen R. Nelson

1879

This photo is of Mr. Lewen R. Nelson (1879-1967). The L. R. Nelson Manufacturing Company was started with a single hose coupling used for connecting or repairing garden hoses. Mr. Nelson created and patented the coupling and the rest is irrigation history. This type of hose coupling is still in use today and available worldwide. This photo of Mr. Nelson is courtesy of his grandson, Mr. Bart Nelson.

1882

Sprinkler / Garden Hose Reel

Samuel W. Martin

1882

This patent from Samuel W. Martin, Springfield, Ohio, USA was issued on December 5, 1882. The patent shows a combination of a sprinkler and garden hose reel. The reel is for storing the hose when the watering is completed.

1896

Garden Hose Nozzle

John J. Ledden

1896

This patent by John J. Ledden of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, was issued on November 10, 1896. It is not known if it went into production.

1924

Garden Hose Advertising

Marcus Iron Works

1924

Here is a magazine ad from Hardware Age dated Aug. 21, 1924. It shows four items from Marcus Iron Works, Peoria, Illinois, USA.

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