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Hand Operated Water Pumps
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Description:
To Waymark those old, beautiful hand operated water pumps found in market squares, old streets, and other historical sites.
Expanded Description:
An old hand operated water pump was used to supply water prior to the widespread use of windmill pumps, electric pumps and city water systems. Usually an old pump was made from cast iron, wood or tin.

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Typically an old pump was found in the market square, small street in the old part of town and often now at historical sites. Pumps were very important to people up through the 19th century as houses seldom had indoor plumbing with running water. During that time you would often find hand operated pumps throughout towns and on farms. People would pump the water into buckets and carry them to their houses to use in cooking and cleaning. Sometimes you will still find an old stone basin near the pump where, in some towns, once a week women came to do the laundry. And, unfortunately, sometimes these old pumps also spread sickness, such as cholera, in parts of the city. It is these relics from the past we seek to Waymark.

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Instructions for Posting a Hand Operated Water Pumps Waymark:
This category seeks to Waymark those hand operated water pumps that were once working, and are no longer in day to day use. An old pump was probably made from cast iron, wood or tin, was sited in a public place and may have a story. The pump will probably be over one hundred years old. An old hand pump that is still working but is no longer needed for its original purpose, please submit for review to be looked at on a case by case basis. A pump no longer in its original position will also be considered.

Ask yourself before posting.
Is this pump no longer working?
Does it look old? (Please state if it is a modern replica.)
Is it publicly accessible?
(The pump needs to be on public view, and not in someone else's private garden.)
Is it purely decorative?
Did it dispense water?
Does it still have a handle (or equivalent) for pumping?
Handle may have been removed. See Photograph requirements.

Now submit your find. Just submitting co-ordinates and photographs is not enough. Some text describing the pump and/or its history is also needed. Minimalist postings with poor quality pictures and inaccurate co-ordinates will be sent back for improvement.

If you are posting and English is your second language, please attempt to post an English translation of your native text. Thank you.

Co-ordinates.
Should be taken as close as possible with a hand held GPSr. Currently mobile 'phone and cameras with GPSrs are not recommended for reliable co-ordinates. If the pump is in a museum building, please use main door co-ordinates and describe in the box provided how to get from the main door to the pump. If it is determined that co-ordinates have been taken at a distance with camera or mobile 'phone, the waymark, if already approved, may be subject to removal by the group officers.

Photographs.
At least two good quality photographs taken with a camera, not a fuzzy mobile 'phone. Primary picture of the pump including the handle. If the handle has been removed, a third photograph of there once being a handle is needed. For example the fulcrum or slot where the handle was located.
A picture of the handle will help your posting.
Secondary picture of general area. Further photographs to enhance the posting, i.e. stone trough, date stone, history plaque.

Narrative.
If you can find out any history about this pump or the water system that replaced this pump, or was this pump a "Typhoid Mary", did it kill rather than give life, please add it here. If there was no handle, how did it pump by hand? Credit the sources from which you obtained or copied the text.

References.
Among places to find the location of old hand operated water pumps will be websites such as: Flickr.com and Geograph.org.uk The replacement water system may be in a local history book or website. If you can, please list other references to your posting.

Most variables are optional and are not troublesome.

Exclusions
A pump on private land. A stainless steel pump or other modern looking pumps. A pump that did not move water. A standpipe or tap with water under pressure. e.g. WM9ZWR

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A quality photograph of the old hand operated pump showing another feature with or without someone or GPSr in view. Describe your route to the pump, perhaps.
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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump - Haselbech, Northamptonshire

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Old hand pump near to St Michael's church, Haselbech

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/10/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Water Pump - Camden S.S. 9 - Desmond, ON

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Old Dominion Hand Pump on the front porch of a one-room sschoolhouse in Desmond, ON.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 12/10/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsThe Old Well, Carp, Ontario

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An old hand pump in an open space near Fire Station 64.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lindeye

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 12/10/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsTree pump, Queens Square - Attleborough, Norfolk

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The renovated tree pump in Queen's Square reminds us of times when all householders had to make their way to the communal pump for water

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/3/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na Tachovském námestí - Žižkov, Praha, CZ

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Old, nicely crafted cast iron pump.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand-Operated Pump at Vine Hill School/Church, Wheelerville, MO

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A stripped-down pump at a former one-room school and church in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: 11/26/2014

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u pamatniku - Babice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic

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CZ: Rucní pumpa u pamatniku // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump at Citizen Memorial

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsMyer & Bro. Water Pump No. 624 - Antelope Union Sunday School - Eagle Point, OR

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This vintage water pump is located at Antelope Union Sunday School along Alta Vista Rd. just south of Eagle Point.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/12/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na hrbitove - Zelesice, Czech Republic

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CZ: rucni pumpa na hrbitove // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump in the cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/12/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u hrbitova - Trnová, okres Praha-západ, CZ

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Pump at the entrance to the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/30/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na návsi - Trnová, okres Praha-západ, CZ

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Pump in the village, opposite the castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/30/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsBishop Gower's Well Pump - Llanddew, Breconshire

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This pump is at Bishop Gower's Well, Llanddew.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/30/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater Pump - Linden Cemetery - Linden, IN

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This working, hand operated, water pump, is in the Linden Cemetery, near the town of Linden, in Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 10/30/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u kostela - Krizanovice, Czech Republic

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CZ: Rucní pumpa u kostela // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump at the church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/27/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v obci - Krizanovice, Czech Republic

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CZ: Rucní pumpa v obci Krizanovice // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump in the village of Krizanovice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v obci - Krizanovice, Czech Republic

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CZ: Rucní pumpa v obci Krizanovice // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump in the village of Krizanovice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u skoly - Krizanovice, Czech Republic

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CZ: rucni pumpa u skoly // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump in school

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na nadrazi - Krizanovice, Czech Republic

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CZ: rucni pumpa na vlakovem nadrazi // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump to the train station

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsMother Colony House Water Pump - Anaheim, CA

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This one is located in Founder's Park along the grounds of the Mother Colony House.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand-Operated Pump at Dixie Cafe, Boswell, OK

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A complete hand-operated pump set up as a decoration at an old-time-themed family-owned cafe in Choctaw County, Oklahoma

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: 10/10/2014

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Hand Operated Water PumpsModrá pumpa - Horaždovice, okres Klatovy, CZ

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Pumpa nedaleko kulturního centra Otava / The pump behind the cultural center of Otava.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Plzensky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u kostela Všech Svatých - Resanice, okres Plzen-jih, CZ

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Hand pump is located behind the cemetery wall, west of the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Plzensky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSouth Brown Mountain Shelter Water Pump - Klamath County, OR

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This iron maiden is located at an outdoor shelter that resides along the Pacific Crest National Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHandpumpe 'Remsstraße' Waldrems, Germany, BW

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There's an old hand operated water pump at the 'Remsstraße' in Waldrems, Germany, Baden-Württemberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Operated Water Pump - Chvaletice, okres Písek, CZ

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Pump at the small cemetery south of the village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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