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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 PumpsAlmost frgotten pump - Stážovice, CZ

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Kdysi hojne využívaná, dnes témer zapomenutá rucní pumpa / Once widely used, now almost forgotten hand pump.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/17/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v Horejším mlýne - Mirotice, CZ

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Pumpa v areálu bývalého Horejšího mlýna / Pump in a former Horejší mill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/17/2014

last visited: never

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

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CZ: rucni pumpa na ulici Kouty // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump on the street Kouty

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/17/2014

last visited: never

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

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CZ: rucni pumpa na ulici Sychrov // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump on the street Sychrov

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/17/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsLily Glen Equestrian Park Water Pumps (two) - Jackson County, OR

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Two hand operated water pumps reside within Lily Glen Equestrian Park in Jackson County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na detskem hristi - Brno, Czech Republic

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Cz: rucni pumpa na detskem hristi // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump on the playground

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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

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CZ: rucni pumpa na ulici Hate // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump on the street Hate

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v lese - Brnenska prehrada, Czech Republic

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CZ: Rucní pumpa v lese // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump in the middle of a forest

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater Pump in Soltanska Street - Zagreb, Croatia

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Old hand operated water pump in Soltanska Street in Zagreb, Croatia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Croatia

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v obci - Zálesná Zhor, Czech Republic

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/5/2014

last visited: never

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/5/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa pred obecnim uradem - Zálesná Zhor, Czech Republic

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/5/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater Pump - Rockfield Cemetery - rural Fountain County, IN

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This hand operated water pump, is located in the center section of the Rockfield Cemetery. I pumped the handle a few times, and water came out of the spout.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand-Operated Pump at a Ruins near Pierce City, MO

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A hand-operated pump at a mysterious ruins northeast of Pierce City, in rural Lawrence County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Hand Operated Water PumpsRabideau CCC Water Pump – Blackduck, MN

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This pump remains from the era of the Great Depression and dates back to operation of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp located here in 1936.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Minnesota

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v obci - Zernovnik, Czech Republic

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump, Locke, California

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Old water pump in an old California China Town

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsCringleford Village Pump

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Cast iron handpump on village green.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CEO44

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump - Rose Hill Cemetery - Hillsboro, IN

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This hand operated water pump, is located in the back section of the Rose Hill Cemetery. I pumped the handle a few times, and water came out of the spout.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water Pumps"Foot" pump - Mitchell County Rest Area, TX

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Westbound rest area, an old foot pump

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Texas

date approved: 8/27/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWirtanen Water Pump – Markham, MN

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This water pump is 110 years old, a necessary fixture on the historical Eli Wirtanen farm.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Minnesota

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSaratoga Water Pump - Saratoga, CA

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A historic water pump in Saratoga.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/18/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsGreen Water Pump - Prague, Czech Republic

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This beautiful old hand-operated water pump is located near the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 8/10/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsChurchyard Pump - Union Christian Church - rural Fountain County, IN

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This hand operated water pump, is located near the front of the Union Christian Church, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/5/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsEl Toro Grammer School Water Pump - Lake Forrest, CA

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This historic artifact is for display only.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/2/2014

last visited: never

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