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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 PumpsPumpa na hrbitove v Lidicich, CZ

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[CZ] Rucní vodní pumpa v areálu nového lidického hrbitova. [ENG] A hand-held water pump, which is located inside the grounds of the New Lidice Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Olivetti

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u krizovatky, Hostoun u Prahy, CZ

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[CZ] Rucní vodní pumpa umístená blízko kríže s korpusem Krista na západním konci Hostoune. [ENG] Manual water pump located near the cross with the body of Christ at the western end of Hostoun village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Olivetti

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa prezidenta Zápotockého, Zákolany, CZ

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[CZ] Rucní vodní pumpa Sigma Standard naproti domu c.p. 19 (rodný dum prezidenta Zápotockého) [ENG] Sigma Standard manual water pump, located opposite the house no. 19 (President's House of Birth)

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Olivetti

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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[CZ] Rucní vodní pumpa umístená v blízkosti zvonicky v historické cásti vesnice Jenec. [ENG] Manual water pump located near the bell tower in the historic part of Jenec village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Olivetti

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/11/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSint-Amandsstraat hand pump - Bruges, Belgium.

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An old water pump in a small open square just off the Markt in the centre of Bruges.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 1/11/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u hrbitova Kneževes u Prahy

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[CZ] Rucní vodní pumpa umístená vpravo pred hlavním vchodem do areálu hrbitova. [ENG] Manual water pump located on the right-hand side in front of the main entrance to the cemetery grounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Olivetti

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/11/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPumpa u nádraží Noutonice

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[CZ] Vodní pumpa u opuštené budovy v areálu železnicní stanice Noutonice u obce Lichoceves. [ENG] Water pump at an abandoned building near Noutonice railway station near Lichoceves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Olivetti

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/11/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsOld Hand Pump - Belforthallen, Bruges 8000, Belgium.

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An old hand-operated pump in the courtyard of the Belforthallen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

date approved: 1/11/2018

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsAndreas Michelsen Farmstead Pump - Stirling, AB

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Near the northwest corner of Stirling is the Andreas Michelsen Farmstead, an Alberta Provincial Historic Resource, recognized by the province on November 15, 2001.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 12/27/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à piston - Chinon, France

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[EN] Little forgotten pump in the streets of Chinon. [FR]Petite pompe oubliée dans les rues de Chinon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Centre, France

date approved: 12/27/2017

last visited: 2/19/2017

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

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 12/22/2017

last visited: 12/20/2017

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

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 12/22/2017

last visited: 12/20/2017

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWash-Day Pump - Huntingdon, TN

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Two cabins, brought it to advertise their past.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 12/4/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump & Pumphouse - The Green - Kingston on Soar, Nottinghamshire

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Village pump and pumphouse on The Green, Kingston on Soar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/4/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsPompe à Eau-Lanterne (Chinon, Centre, France)

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[FR] Pompe à eau-Lanterne située à Chinon. [EN] Lantern-water pump located in Chinon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Centre, France

date approved: 11/27/2017

last visited: 12/15/2017

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSchwengelpumpe Münsterplatz Münstermaifeld, RP, Germany

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Schwengelpumpe auf dem Münsterplatz in Münstermaifeld.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 11/27/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsFort Jones Cemetery Water Pump - Fort Jones, CA

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An antique water pump located at Fort Jones Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: California

date approved: 11/21/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsBaker 11HD Deep Well Hand Pump - Calwood, MO

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This pump designed to pump from as deep as 200 feet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/21/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsSchwengelpumpe in Münstermaifeld, RP, Germany

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Schwengelpumpe in Münstermaifeld.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 11/21/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsBaker Deep Well Hand Pump - Eagle Lake, TX

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Determining the age of this pump without speaking with a local resident might be difficult. The Lakeview Cemetery was established in 1868, the Baker Pump was manufactured as early as 1888.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 11/15/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsWasserpumpe auf einem Wasserspielplatz - Hamburg, Deutschland

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Unscheinbare Wasserpumpe auf dem Wasserspielplatz Henriette-Herz-Ring in Hamburg-Neuallermöhe

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 10/30/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsAlte Wasserpumpe - Gallbrunn, Austria

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Modernisierte Wasserpumpe / Modernized water pump

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Niederösterreich, Austria

date approved: 10/30/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump - Main Street - Iwerne Courtney, Dorset

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Village pump and shelter on Main Street, Iwerne Courtney or Shroton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/2/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsVillage Pump & Pumphouse - Shute Lane - Iwerne Minster, Dorset

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A wooden-cased lead pump at Iwerne Minster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/30/2017

last visited: never

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Hand Operated Water PumpsOld water pompe - Watten, Nord, France

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[FR] Une ancienne pompe à bras située près de l'église de Watten. [EN] An old hand pump located near the church of Watten.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Glandouillage

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 9/27/2017

last visited: 9/16/2017

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