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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 PumpsPump in City Park - Marthasville, MO

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Once the town center, this was a community pump

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/28/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPump in front of "Gaststätte Pumpe", Ahrweiler - RLP / Germany

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Hand operated pump and a artistic shop sign with the pump as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 8/23/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsDecorative Pump at Burg Adenbach, Adenbachhutstraße 1 , Ahrweiler - RLP / Germany

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Old pump, nowadays for decoration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 8/23/2016

last visited: 8/24/2016

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Hand Operated Water PumpsCedar Creek Cemetery Water Pump - Sanderson, FL

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This old hand pump is located in Cedar Creek Cemetery in Sanderson, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 8/18/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPump in front of the Seniorenheim, Ahrweiler - RLP / Germany

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Former hand operated pump integrated in a fountain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 8/18/2016

last visited: 8/23/2016

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Hand Operated Water PumpsCross Well Pump - Starkenburg, MO

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First one I have ever seen looking like this one.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/14/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWasserpumpe Marktplatz Dornum

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[DE] eine Wasserpumpe auf dem Marktplatz von Dornum / [EN] a water pump on the market square of Dornum, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DerSchnelleLinus

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 8/14/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPump in front of "Brogsitters Sanct Peter" in Walporzheim - NRW / Germany

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Pump between house and road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 8/9/2016

last visited: 8/23/2016

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump - Oosterhesselen NL

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Village Pump at the Geserweg in the center of Oosterhesselen, The Netherlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Drenthe, Netherlands

date approved: 8/2/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSt Thomas à Becket Church Pump - Cliffe High Street, Lewes, UK

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St Thomas a Becket church is on the north side of Cliffe High Street at the junction with Malling Street. The pump, dated 1830, is located on the south side of the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/2/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump - Huntspill, Somerset

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Village pump on Church Lane, Huntspill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsLucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace Water Pump - New London, PEI

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This little one and a half storey house along Highway 20 in the village of New London was the birthplace of one of Canada's best known authors, Lucy Maud Montgomery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 8/1/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsGem Galvanized Steel Chain Pump - St. John's United Church of Christ - near Pinckney, MO

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2nd pump here, this one in front of the community hall, and fully working

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/1/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand operated Waterpump in Borgloon - Limburg / Belgium

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Black colored pump near the road

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Limburg, Belgium

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSt. Marcus Church Pump - Rhineland, MO

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Another of the Missouri Cistern Pumps, almost every church built before 1970 has one, or had one.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSchwengelpumpe auf dem Otto-Leege-Pfad - Juist, Germany

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Hand pump on the Otto-Leege-Pfad (Otto-Leege-Pfadath).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 7/16/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSmith Creek Methodist Church Pump - Warren County, MO

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Crank hand has been removed in accordance with Missouri Law

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à bras de Concremiers

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[E] This hand pump is located in Concremiers, Centre, France. [F] Cette pompe à bras se trouve à Concremiers dans l'Indre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim

location: Centre, France

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: 7/31/2016

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHW 49 Campground pump - Sierra County CA

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These are freeze lock pumps, used at high elevation, and turned off by the Forest Service at the end of the season.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater Pump - Pompey Center, NY

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This pump is beside the William G. Pomeroy Research Center and Museum, which is in an 1835 farmhouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsLa pompe à main de Saunay,Centre, France

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FR/Une ancienne pompe, sur le côté arrière de l'Eglise, à côté des toilettes publics à Saunay EN/An old pump on the back side of the church, next to public toilets Saunay

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kickeux

location: Centre, France

date approved: 7/1/2016

last visited: 7/1/2016

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Hand Operated Water PumpsThe Cats - Los Gatos, CA

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A water pump located at the main entrance to The Cats bar in Los Gatos.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsBeam pump in Oeverich - RLP / Germany

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Beam pump, cast iron, 19th century

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPump at the village square in Niederich - Rheinland-Pfalz / Germany

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The Pump is part of a fountain at the village square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSchwengelpumpe in Oberbreisig - RLP - Germany

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alte Schwengelpumpe in Oberbreisig

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: never

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