Friday, January 13, 2017

Hand Pump

I hadn't seen one of these in years until I spotted this one in the apple orchard of Spadina House back in October. I was afraid to give it a crank so I don't know if it still works!

15 comments:

Andy said...

What a surprise to find one of these... especially in the city.

Karl Demetz said...

Oh, this is an old one !

Cloudia said...

Simpler times, Pat

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh now I'm curious Pat :) I don't see any drips, usually those old things drip don't they ?

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my gosh, I haven't seen one of those in years either. Nice capture.

Christine said...

Now that is a wonder of past times! Pumping water was a proper workout!

Catalyst said...

I spent many a day in my childhood pumping one of those.

William Kendall said...

They are a very rare sight!

Taken For Granted said...

When I was young there were a number of these around. There is still one in a state part near us. Sometimes the cold water pumped by hand tastes that much better.

bill burke said...

My wife's grandparents had one of these and they lived in New Jersey. I don't remember seeing water come out of it but it was located near where she had her garden. Nice seeing this one.

Revrunner said...

Kinda looks like it would work.

s.c said...

I gave such a pump somewhere in the past a crank and was immediately stung by a bee that had a nest in that thing. So I now think twice before giving a pump that old a swing.

Laura. M said...

Good water pump!!!

Lowell said...

There's one down the road used as a decoration. I remember grandma's though...the water that came forth was cold and tasty!

Karen S. said...

What a nice looking one too!