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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 PumpsKamenem oblozena studna s pumpou, Praha-Lysolaje, CZ

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[CZ] Revitalizované zákoutí s vodní pumpou, mestská cást Praha-Lysolaje [ENG] Revitalized corner with a water pump, Prague-Lysolaje city district

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Olivetti

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 5/11/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump, Grimley, Worcestershire, England

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Hand Pump in garden of house, Grimley, Worcestershire

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/11/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump - Sourton, Devon

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Village pump on the A386, Sourton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater Pump - The Highwayman Inn - Sourton, Devon

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An old water pump at the side of The Highwayman Inn, Sourton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à bras du Château de Langeais, Centre-Val de Loire, France

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[EN] This hand operated water pump is located in the garden of Château de Langeais in Centre-Val de Loire, France. [FR] Cette pompe à eau manuelle est située dans le jardin du Château de Langeais en Indre-et-Loire

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim

location: Centre, France

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: 4/26/2018

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Hand Operated Water PumpsOhev Zedeck Cemetery Water Pump - Hamilton, Ontario

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Located outside a small cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpe im Schrebergarten Gartlage - Osnabrück, NI, Germany

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A handoperated water pump I found in the garden plot area in Gartlage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bush-Rescue

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWasserpumpe Gut Hange - Freren, NI, Germany

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An old water pump at Gut Hange. It is located in the courtyard between two buildings, one which is partly private property under monument protection and the other one being used by local community groups.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bush-Rescue

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsNepomuk pomp - Roermond, Netherlands

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Historic water pump at the minster plaza of Roermond.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Limburg, Netherlands

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump - Main Street - Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

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A village pump located on Main Street, Newtown Linford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/10/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSchwengelpumpe - Hanhofen, RP, Germany

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Schwengelpumpe in Hanhofen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/10/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à manivelle 02 - Montreuil-sur-mer, France

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[EN] An old fountain with flying, cast iron in the streets of Montreuil-sur-Mer. [FR] Une ancienne fontaine à volant , en fonte dans les rues de Montreuil-sur-mer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 4/4/2018

last visited: 4/2/2018

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à manivelle 01 - Montreuil-sur-mer, France

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[EN] An old fountain with flying, cast iron in the streets of Montreuil-sur-Mer. [FR] Une ancienne fontaine à volant , en fonte dans les rues de Montreuil-sur-mer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 4/4/2018

last visited: 4/2/2018

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Hand Operated Water PumpsOld Point Loma Lighthouse Water Pump - San Diego, CA

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A water pump at the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/4/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsF.E. Myers & Bro. Water Pump - Powell, WY

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In front of an original homesteader's house stands a water pump of what may the same vintage as the house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 3/16/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump - Main Street - Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire

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Village pump of c1850 of moulded cast iron, Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/9/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsLa Fontaine Saint Sauveur - Charroux, France

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[EN] Fountain built in 1849 in front of the old Abbey of Charroux. [FR] Fontaine édifiéè en 1849 devant l'ancienne Abbaye de Charroux.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 3/9/2018

last visited: 1/4/2018

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à bouton - Chauvigny, France

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[EN] An old fountain with round button knob on the right, near the top, cast iron, next to the public toilets. [FR] Une ancienne borne fontaine avec commande à bouton rond à droite, près du sommet, en fonte, à coté des toilettes publiques.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 3/9/2018

last visited: 2/8/2018

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à bras - Adriers, France

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[EN] Hand pump located in the graveyard of Adriers. [FR] Pompe à bras située dans le cimetière d'Adriers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 3/9/2018

last visited: 2/7/2018

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Hand Operated Water PumpsChain Cistern Water Pump -- De Soto TX

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An interesting hand-operated cistern water pump at Nance Farm in De Soto TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: 2/17/2018

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à bras - Chatain, France

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[EN] Old hand pump located on the Grand Place de Chatain, next to the rural home. [FR] Ancienne pompe à bras située sur la Grand place de Chatain, à côté du foyer rural.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: 2/4/2018

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Hand Operated Water PumpsBeam Pump in Lahnstein - RLP / Germany

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Cast-iron pump well in the Hintermauergasse

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPump at Altes Haus - Lahnstein, RLP, Germany

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Original old pump, in use for decoration nowadays

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsOld small Pump - Lahnstein - RLP / Germany

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Original old pump, used for decoration nowadays

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à bras - Bouresse, France

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[EN] Old hand pump in front of an old wash house, not far from the church of Bouresse. [FR] Vielle pompe à bras devant un ancien lavoir, non loin de l'église de Bouresse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: 2/9/2018

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