Fancy Nancy…she got it in 2!!! First answer was a “cistren pump” then corrected it to “cistern or well hand pump”…right on both answers. Now, Miz FN must tell me how she came up with that?!!
Daughter-in-law gave me this years ago when she couldn’t quite figure out what to do with it. It was her grandfather’s cistern hand pump. I’d like to turn it into a fountain, but so far, I haven’t been able to slow any of the guys down long enough to give me advice on exactly how to do that!
Inside there were/are (they kept the innards of it) little metal cups that attached to the wheel powered by turning the handle you see on the outside. These pumps could be anchored down to metal or stone base for stability. Click on this link to see another cistern pump…not the same brand but close in its structure and is located in the same area of my/our cistern pumps origin.
So FN gets the jam! Thanks to everyone who posted a possible ID…we covered a wide range of utilities for this particular “thing”!!!! And thanks to DiL for “loaning” this to me…one day, you’ll get it back!!
PS I think the Olds in the pic is a 1950 model? Anyone know for sure?!!