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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 PumpsPoço das Cabras - [Amareleja, Beja, Portugal]

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Poço na Amareleja

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AlexCatarina

location: Beja, Portugal

date approved: 2/2/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand-Operated Pump at Peace Valley Cemetery - Anderson, MO

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Working hand-operated pump at Peace Valley Cemetery near Anderson in McDonald County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/26/2016

last visited: 1/24/2016

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater pump, Domburg, NL

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Hand operated water pump in the main street of Domburg, Zeeland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Zeeland, Netherlands

date approved: 1/1/2016

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWaterpump at Sass Camping

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This water pump is located at the Sass Camping in northern Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

date approved: 12/29/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsLindenberg Brunnen, Günsterode, Germany

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Hand operated swivel pump in the center of Günsterode, Northern Hesse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 12/28/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump - Ruinen NL

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Village pump located at the Brink in the center of Ruinen, The Netherlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dreamhummie

location: Drenthe, Netherlands

date approved: 12/28/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Operated Water Pump - Ruinerwold NL

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Hand Operated Water Pump located between Museum De Karstenhoeve and a Tourist info located at Dr. Larijweg in Ruinerwold, The Netherlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dreamhummie

location: Drenthe, Netherlands

date approved: 12/28/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand pump at Municipal Office / Rucni pumpa u obecního úradu - Dolní Brežany (Central Bohemia)

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Depicted hand operated water pump you can find in close proximity of recently reconstructed building of Dolní Brežany Municipal Office (Obecní úrad Dolních Brežan).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/28/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Operated Water Pump - Svatá Katerina, Czech Republic

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CS: 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: 12/16/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWalenty Badylak Pump- Krakow, Poland

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This pump comes with a significant story.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 12/5/2015

last visited: 9/19/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsOld Town Square Pump - Krakow, Poland

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This pump is located in Krakow's Old Town Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 11/30/2015

last visited: 9/19/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Operated Water Pump - Nebovidy, Czech Republic

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CS: pumpa // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/30/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsFontaine à volant - Vichy - France

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Bayard Bornes fountains wheel /\ Bornes fontaines Bayard à volant

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JMRetSB

location: Auvergne, France

date approved: 11/30/2015

last visited: 11/19/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsOrwell School Water Pump - Orwell, PEI

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This little one room schoolhouse has been preserved as part of a whole community, now open through each summer as a museum, the Orwell Corner Historic Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 11/26/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsCanoe Cove School Water Pump - Canoe Cove, PEI

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For 165 years this little one room school has served the equally little community of Canoe Cove near the south shore of Prince Edward Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 11/26/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na Ortenove námestí

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The pump is located in Holešovice, near the school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/9/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump - High Road, Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire

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A hand pump outside a private residence on High Road, Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/9/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump - Church Lane, Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire

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A hand pump in the village of Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire. NG31 9RX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/9/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump - North Luffenham, Rutland.

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The former village hand pump in North Luffenham, Rutland. LE15 8JR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/9/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWasser-Hand-Pumpe auf dem Rathausmarkt - Hamburg, Germany

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[GER] Wasser-Hand-Pumpe auf dem Rathausmarkt - Hamburg, Germany [ENG] Water hand pump in front of the town hall - Hamburg, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kladings

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 10/20/2015

last visited: 11/9/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsChurch Pump - Krakow, Poland

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A water pump near Church of St. Adalbert in Krakow's Stare Miasto.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Małopolskie, Poland

date approved: 10/19/2015

last visited: 10/13/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsNina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center Water Pump - Phoenix, Arizona

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This old water pump is located on the grounds of the Nina Mason Pulliam Audubon Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 10/1/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWood Islands Lighthouse Water Pump - Wood Islands, PEI

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Now a museum and interpretive centre, the Wood Islands Lighthouse served shipping in the area for close to 120 years before its retirement in the 1990s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 9/28/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump - Histon, Cambridgeshire

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Histon village pump, on The Green, Histon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/22/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe entrée ville close

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la pompe bleu.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 9/19/2015

last visited: 9/25/2015

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