Blists Hill (click on photographs to bring up bigger/better versions).
"Squatter Cottage", Blists Hill Museum, Blists Hill, Shrops. Photographs
supplied by John Gow and Dick Osler - thanks, both.
Markings: A manufacturer's nameplate has been very roughly highlighted with white paint, but this unfortunately makes it even more difficult to decypher. It reads "Wyatt Brothers", "Hydraulic [& General?] Engineers" , "Whitchurch, Salop".
Manufacturer: Wyatt Brothers of Whitchurch.
The rest of the photos are all supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.
one at the New Inn, Blists Hill Museum, Blists Hill, Shrops, with a nasty crack
in its pump top.
one of the pumps at the Plumber's Shop, Blists Hill Museum, Blists Hill,
Shrops. At the base of the pump is a stock of
spare wooden "buckets" - which are designed to carry a clack valve and,
with the operating rod, form the plunger.
lift and force pump at the Plumber's Shop, Blists Hill Museum, Blists Hill,
Shrops. Hanging on the wall nearby is a pump plunger, complete with wooden
Markings: Flag and "2½".
Manufacturer: Lee Howl.
immediately next to it is another small lift and force
one in the Wash House.
Markings: A possible "4" on the barrel.