Irrigation Pioneer

Lewen R. Nelson

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Courtesy of Bart Nelson

Year: 1879

Manufacturer: Nelson Irrigation Company
Walla Walla, Washington

Typical use: Agriculture, Commercial, Residential

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.
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