Isle of Wight (click on photograph to
bring up bigger/better version).
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Blackgang Chine, Blackgang. Photo supplied by Marcus Simms - thanks,
Markings: Just possible to make out a lion rampant.
Manufacturer: Joseph Evans, but the handle isn't typical.
Bonchurch Village Rd., Bonchurch. This very smart lift and force pump mounted
on a plank had a dual purpose - to supply water externally via the draw-off
cock or internally to the house via the delivery pipe. Maybe there was a
cistern inside? I really don't know what the funnel-like attachment is for, on
top of the barrel - perhaps for priming the pump? But it seems to have what
might be a bleed valve on its underside, although in the strangest of places if
Markings: None seen at a distance.
probable lead pump is at Brading. Thanks to Marcus Simms for the
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private hands at Chale Green. Thanks to Ian for the photos - and what's more he
has restored the pump to full working condition.
Markings: Standard Appleby's roundel.
Manufacturer: Appleby & Co.
|At Shooters Hill Well, Cowes. Thanks to Marcus Simms for the photos. A plaque above the pump reads:|
|THIS WELL, RESTORED BY
COWES TOWN COUNCIL AND
COWES CARNIVAL COMMITTEE,
WAS OFFICIALLY DECLARED OPEN
BY ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCILLOR
9th DECEMBER 2006
|Markings: None visible.
in the middle of a green patch, this pump used to serve the old Coastguard
Station, East Cowes. The Coastguard Station was built in 1881, and in 1883 is
recorded as housing the Chief Officer and 14 men. Although it has lost its cap,
this pump is identical to the one at Shorwell.
Markings: An entwined anchor and rope.
Manufacturer: With the exception of the emblem, this pump is essentially identical to a Macfarlane's No.1, made by Walter MacFarlane & Co., of Glasgow. At the moment it's only a guess, but could this and the pump at Shorwell have been made under an Admiralty contract?.
Nettlestone, with a broken handle fulcrum. Photo supplied by Marcus Simms -
Markings: "P" in a hexagon.
Manufacturer: Trademark used by Puteus.
private hands at Newport, IoW.
Markings: None reported.
|A (chained-down) flywheel and twin-throw crank pump at Newtown. Nearby is an inscribed panel:|
BY MEMBERS OF
THE YOUTH TRAINING SCHEME
ON BEHALF OF
CALBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL
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| Markings: "J. TYLOR & SONS, ENGINEERS. 2, NEWGATE ST.
Manufacturer: J. Tylor & Sons, London.
High St., Niton. Not seen this model before, but it has a rather smart air
Markings: None found.
octagonal pump, hidden deep in Parkhurst Forest, a long way from any building.
A concrete slab just in front of it covers an old well, which is shown on a
1907 map. The pump is surprisingly formal for its location, and carries some
nice embellishments. And it's essentially identical to ones in Rusper, West
Sussex, and Leigh, Surrey.
Photo supplied by Marcus Simms - thanks, Marcus.
Markings: "N" in a hexagon.
|The public pump at St. Lawrence - with a curiously out-of-proportion handle, which I take to be a replacement, as the pump is otherwise almost identical with one in Ixworth, Suffolk. A nearby inscription reads:||This one is outside a private residence in St.
Markings: A "P" within a hexagon.
Manufacturer: Trademark currently used by the Puteus Company of Germany.
THE UNDERCLIFF SOCIETY
|Markings: Warners, London.
Manufacturer: John Warner & Sons, Crescent Foundry, Cripplegate, London.
|Two pumps of very different eras at Sandford. The lead pump on the left carries in relief the date 1803 and (so I'm reliably informed) a depiction of "Flora", the Roman goddess of flowers and spring. The one on the right is a cast iron semi-rotary, minus its original wooden handle (which would have fitted over the iron spike), but complete with an air vessel that looks as if it has been cobbled together from a copper ball float. It has two fixing lugs which might indicate that it was originally mounted on a plank or other wooden framing.|
|Markings: None other.
|Markings: "No. 2 Runwell" and "British
pump employed as a water feature at the Crab Inn, Shanklin. No sign of a Lion
trademark, which I believe makes this pump pre-1890.
Markings: "Jos. Evans & Sons Wolverhampton England", written around the rim.
Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.
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old lead pump tank has been used here as a garden feature in Ventnor.
Underneath it is a stone trough, which protrudes either side of the wall in
which it is embedded, so there's no way that the pump could have worked in this
Markings: "TH", "1775" and a design that I can't make out.
one's tucked away on South St., Yarmouth. It was apparently erected over the
old well in 1890, but it has lost its cap and is now
Markings: There's a panel on the pump head, but nothing discernible on it.
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