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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 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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Hand Operated Water PumpsGreen Fish Water Pump - Berlin, Germany

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This beautiful old hand-operated water pump is located in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 8/2/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsGreen Fish Water Pump - Berlin, Germany

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This beautiful old hand-operated water pump is located in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 8/2/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsHand-Operated Pump at Victory School - McDowell, MO

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A workable hand-operated pump at a former one-room schoolhouse in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/21/2014

last visited: 7/20/2014

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater pump, Praha, Veletrzni, CZ

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CZ: Rucní pumpa v ulici Veletržní v Praze-Holešovicích // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump in Veletržní Street, Prague-Holešovice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Petrs11

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 7/18/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWater pump, Praha, Kolejni, CZ

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CZ: Rucní pumpa v ulici Kolejní v Praze-Dejvicích // EN: Hand Operated Water Pump in Kolejni Street, Prague-Dejvice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Petrs11

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 7/15/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsOld Hand Pump, John Blue Complex, Laurinburg, NC

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Old hand pump on the grounds of the John Blue House Complex.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/9/2014

last visited: 7/9/2014

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Hand Operated Water PumpsBuckley Campground Pump - Trail, BC

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It's on a large lake (Pend d'Oreille Reservoir), it has pit toilets, cheap firewood, water outlets, picnic tables, fire pits, a beach and a boat ramp. And it's FREE!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/3/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsOld pump in Saint Peter's Plaza - Salzburg, Austria

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This pump appears to be quite old but did not seem to work when the handle was moved up and down. It is located in the plaza in front of Saint Peter's Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Salzburg, Austria

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPeterstown Stage Coach Stop Pump - Waterloo, IL

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I drank from it, yea I know all the woooos of today's world - afraid of everything

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: never

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Dorpspomp op de Brink, Wilsum / Waterpump at "de Brink" in Wilsum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member madelief24

location: Overijssel, Netherlands

date approved: 5/26/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsBreukelen The Netherlands

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A handpumo near the church in breukelen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 5/26/2014

last visited: 6/22/2014

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na návsi - Krásneves, okres Ždár nad Sázavou, CZ

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Hand operated water pump, made in Czechoslovakia in the village square of Krásneves.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/20/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u cesty - Kneževes okres Ždár nad Sázavou, CZ

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Hand operated water pump, made in Czechoslovakia in the village Keževes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/20/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na návsi - Radnoves okres Ždár nad Sázavou, CZ

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Hand operated water pump, made in Czechoslovakia in the village square of Radnoves.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/20/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na námestí - Križanov, okres Ždár nad Sázavou, CZ

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Hand operated water pump, made in Czechoslovakia in the Masaryk square of Križanov.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/20/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na hrbitove - Križanov, okres Ždár nad Sázavou, CZ

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Hand operated water pump, made in Czechoslovakia in graveyard of Križanov.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/20/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa na návsi - Kneževes okres Ždár nad Sázavou, CZ

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Hand operated water pump, made in Czechoslovakia in the village square of Kneževes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/20/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa V Podzámcí - Blatná, okres Strakonice, CZ

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Hand operated water pump, made in Czechoslovakia in street of the town Blatná.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/14/2014

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa v zámeckém parku - Blatná, okres Strakonice, CZ

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Hand operated water pump, made in Czechoslovakia in park of the castle Blatná.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/14/2014

last visited: never

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