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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 PumpsRailroad Depot Pump – Appleton City, Missouri

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And waterpump located next to the restored railroad depot in Appleton City, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/27/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHarper School Pump – Harper, Missouri

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Old hand pump which served former one-room schoolhouse in rural Harper, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/27/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v Jaromírové ulici - Nusle, Praha, CZ

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Old, broken hand operated water pump on the street in Nusle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/27/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand pump at Augustinian Convent / Rucní pumpa u kláštera augustiniánu kanovníku - Karlov (Prague)

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Depicted historic hand operated water pump from the early 20th century you can find in courtyard of former Augustinian Convent (Klášter augustiniánu kanovníku) in Prague-Karlov.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/19/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand pump at Molly's Rock Recreation Area - Newberry County SC

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Hand pump that still works at the Molly Rock Recreational area in the Sumter National Forest in Newberry County, SC

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake

location: South Carolina

date approved: 3/16/2015

last visited: 3/14/2015

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

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/16/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v obci - Ruprechtov, Czech Republic

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/10/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand pump at Petrín Lookout Tower / Rucni pumpa u Petrínské rozhledny (Prague)

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Depicted historic hand operated water pump from the early 20th century you can find not so far from the well known lookout tower at Petrín Hill in Prague.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/10/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand pump at "At the Cancer" Hotel / Rucni pumpa u hotelu "U Raka" - Nový Svet (Prague)

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The depicted historic hand operated water pump from the 1st half of the XXth century you can find in the front of pictoresque "At the Cancer" Hotel (Hotel U Raka) located in a small district "Nový svet" located close to the Prague Castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/3/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u radnice - Nusle, Praha, CZ

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Zapomenutá pumpa na námestí u radnice Nusle / Forgotten pump at the Square near the Town Hall Nusle

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/28/2015

last visited: 3/5/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v obci - Rozdrojovice, Czech Republic

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/20/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v obci - Zelesice, Czech Republic

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/20/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand-Operated Pump at Fairview Church - Shell Knob, MO

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Hand-operated water pump at a historic one-room school and church in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/20/2015

last visited: 2/8/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsLittle Wenlock Parish Pump - The Alley, Little Wenlock, Telford, Shropshire

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This parish water pump is located in the village of Little Wenlock, in Telford, Shropshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCMTWood

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/3/2015

last visited: 2/6/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u kostela - Bilovice nad Svitavou, Czech Republic

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CZ: 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: 2/3/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsCity Pump - Bree, Belgium

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Copy of the old city pump of bree located Vrijthof in Bree, Belgium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Limburg, Belgium

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: 2/2/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v obci - Zbraslav, Czech Republic

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: never

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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: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/28/2015

last visited: never

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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: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/28/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v lese - Vlkov, 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: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/28/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater Pump - Nr Lock-Up, Swanage, Dorset, UK

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Beside the old lock-up in Swanage is this old water pump.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/20/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsJones Point Lighthouse - Alexandria, VA

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A water pump at the Jones Point Lighthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 1/6/2015

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand-Operated Pump at Dry Valley School - western Lawrence Co, MO

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An original pump for the historic Dry Valley School in rural western Lawrence County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/27/2014

last visited: 12/21/2014

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u nádraží Dejvice - Praha 6, CZ

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Nice ancient pump outside the station Dejvice.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/27/2014

last visited: 2/20/2015

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand Pump - Haselbech, Northamptonshire

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Old hand pump near to St Michael's church, Haselbech

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/10/2014

last visited: never

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