Clearwell Pumps (click on photographs to bring up bigger/better versions).
|Near the well at
Clearwell, Glos, is this flywheel and single
throw crank, lift and force pump. It has a
handle at the back as well as the front, and is securely chained down, although
there's no connection existing between the crank and the operating rod. Despite
crawling all over it, attacked by brambles and nettles, I could find no sign of
any maker's marks.
|A garden feature in
the High St at Clearwell, Glos.
Markings: None seen.
Manufacturer: Probably Nordsee of Germany.
|At Clearwell Caves,
Clearwell, Glos. Thanks to Marcus Simms for the photos.
Markings: "SEMI-ROTARY DOUBLE" followed by an obliterated word which is probably "ACTING". "No1", "SsA" and a roundel with the words "MADE IN ENGLAND".
Manufacturer: Unk, but hints that it might be a Lee Howl model.
|A probable diaphragm
pump at Clearwell Caves, Clearwell, Glos. Thanks to Marcus Simms for the
Markings: Lion and "MADE IN ENGLAND".
Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.