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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 PumpsHappy Hollow Water Pump - San Jose, CA

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Located at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/5/2015

last visited: 11/17/2014

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Rucní pumpa na ulici Sportovní v obci Želešice. Hand Operated Water Pump in street Sportovni in village Zelesice.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SherilynBrno

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 7/1/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na ulici 24.dubna, Želešice/Hand Operated Water Pump in street April 24 st in Zelesice

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Rucní pumpa na ulici 24. dubna ve vesnici Želešice. Hand Operated Water Pump in street April 24 st in village Zelesice.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SherilynBrno

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 7/1/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsThe Town Water Pump, Town Steps, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

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The Town Water Pump originally erected in 1840 and restored in 2007.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsMontgomery Pump, Powys, Wales

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Water pump in Montgomery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na ulici Zdíkova, Blansko/Hand Operated Water Pump in street Zdikova in Blansko.

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Rucní pumpa na ulici Zdíkova ve meste Blansko. Hand Operated Water Pump in street Zdikova in city Blansko.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SherilynBrno

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/22/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsLittle Shasta Church Water Pump - Little Shasta, CA

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Although no longer functional, this water pump is part of the historic Little Shasta Church, erected in 1878.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 6/16/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater Pump - Saint Ambrose Cemetery - Elkton, FL

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This old hand pump is located in the Saint Ambrose Cemetery in Elkton, Florida, USA, just a short distance away from the Saint Ambrose Catholic Church with which it is associated.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 6/15/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na ulici Grammova - Petrovice, Praha

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The pump is located in the old Petrovice, near the crossroad of Grammova, Edisonova and Einsteinova.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/13/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na ulici Edisonova - Petrovice, Praha

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The pump is located in the old Petrovice, near the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/13/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na hrbitove - Chráštany

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Blue pump at the local cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Zlinsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/13/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWasserpumpe "Entenmarkt", Xanten, NRW, D

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[EN] Old hand operated pump for water supply

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/11/2015

last visited: 6/5/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa ulice Komenského, Bílovice nad Svitavou

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Rucní pumpa na ulici Komenského v Bílovicích nad Svitavou. Hand Operated Water Pump in street Komenskeho in Bilovice nad Svitavou.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SherilynBrno

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/9/2015

last visited: 6/22/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u koupalište Rícky

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Pumpa v Údolí Rícky. The pump in Valley Ricky.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SherilynBrno

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/9/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsLodgepole C G pump - Sequoia N P CA

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Found these in the tent camping area. Guess they are shut off for the winter. They don't appear to be freeze style.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 6/9/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump - St Mary's churchyard - Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire

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An old hand operated water pump on the grounds of St Mary's church, Stow-cum-Quy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/3/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSchool Water Pump - Dryden, NY

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Water pump is at Dryden District School No. 5, also called the Eight Square schoolhouse

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/25/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater Pump - St. Joseph's Cemetery - Jacksonville, FL

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This old hand pump is located in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 5/18/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, UK

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This pump is in the centre of the village of Hatfield Broad Oak in Essex.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/18/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v osade - Smelcovna, Czech Republic

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CS: pumpa v osade Smelcovna // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump in the village Šmelcovna

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/14/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u kostela - Vranovice, Czech Republic

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CS: 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: 5/14/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na ulici (Hermannova) - Brno, Czech Republic

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CS: rucni pumpa na ulici Hermannova // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump on the street Hermannova

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/10/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPump on Rathausplatz - Baiersdorf, Germany

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The water pump is located on the Rathausplatz in Baiersdorf, opposite to the Rathaus (town hall).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoLog81

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 5/5/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater pump cementery Hrncíre, Praha, CZ

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Hand operated pump in the cementery Hrncíre

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keškovatel

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/1/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSecesní pumpa - Praha, CZ

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The Art Nouveau hand water pump, allegedly one of a kind, which is functional in Prague.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/30/2015

last visited: never

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