The Pump Makers.

These are the ones we've found so far - listed in alphabetical order (there will be more). It's become apparent that some installers simply affixed their nameplate to a pump supplied by one of the larger manufacturers, and inevitably some of the names we've listed are therefore not necessarily the makers of the pump. One Northern Ireland foundry advertised in their catalogue that customers' names could be cast on the head of their Belfast pattern pumps.


On the topic of Belfast pattern pumps, Marcus Simms, a bright young man in Northern Ireland, has studied them and written up a guide on their evolution.

And some pumps aren't quite what they seem - "Fakes & Replicas"

Apologies for the quality of some of the images - the nameplates are usually corroded or covered in multiple layers of paint or dirt, often damaged, and sometimes hard to get at. A wet finger will occasionally bring up the lettering, but in some cases it's just too far gone.
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Manufacturer Details Trademark
Frederick Adames,
7 & 8 East St.,
Chichester.
In 1869 "Adames & Grant" but listed as "Frederick Adames - Late Adames & Grant, Wholesale, Retail, Furnishing and General Ironmonger" in the 1880 Chichester Directory. He advertised "the supply and installation of every kind of heating apparatus and pumps for deep wells". The business was taken over by Adolphus Ballard in 1885, who in turn sold the business to T.E.Jay. Read more - but it's a very large .pdf file.  
D. Adams
Ballymena
The name "D. ADAMS, BALLYMENA" seen on a pump in Northern Ireland probably refers to David Adams, 1 Galgorm Rd, Ballymena, who advertised as a Registered Plumber and Sanitary Engineer in 1910. Also see on a pump at the Ulster American Folk Park, and for sale in a show at Shane's Castle, Co. Antrim. d. adams
W. Affleck,
Prospect,
Swindon.
Seen on a pump in Meysey Hampton, Glos. William Affleck was born in Gateshead in 1816, and after serving his apprenticeship in a foundry there moved to London to work on the GWR. In about 1843 he moved to Swindon's GWR works. In 1853 he established his own foundry and engineering works in Prospect, Old Swindon, and by 1861 was employing 17 men and three boys. His two sons, Frederick Samuel Hahnemann Affleck and Theodore Sykes Affleck, continued the business after his death. Examples of Affleck ironmongery can still be seen in and around Swindon today. [More] affleck
L. Airey,
Plumber,
Kendal.
This name found on a pump at Soulby Green, Cumbria. airey
Alexander & Duncan,
Lion Works,
Leominster
Seen on a pump at Drayton Parslow, Bucks, which also carries the Joseph Evans lion trademark. Alexander & Duncan is recorded as being established in the mid-1800s at Lion Works, 15 Broad St., Leominster. They were originally ironmongers, but expanded into producing pumps, drain covers, small agricultural appliances and barns. The 1905 Kelly's Directory reports that "Messrs. Alexander and Duncan, of the Lion Works, have a large implement factory here, with a tram road running through the premises, which are completely fitted with the best modern machinery: in connection with these works is a large wholesale and retail ironmongery business". Since 2012 they have become part of the Tallis Amos Group (TAG). alexander & duncan
F & H Alford
Plumbers
Park Street
Gloucester
This name seen on the plank of a pump in a pub at Awre, Glos, and similarly on a pump plank at Toddington Station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. alford
C. Allen & Son,
Tone Bridge,
Taunton.
"ALLEN & SON TAUNTON" seen on a pump bought by a collector in Carlisle (which also has "CHURCHIILL" stamped on its handle). Subsequently, we've discovered that it's essentially identical to ones in Babbacombe, Torbay; Bawdrip, Soms; and in all probability, ones at Weston-in-Gordano, N. Soms, and Stoborough, Dorset. C. Allen & Son were in operation at Tone Bridge Foundry, Taunton, by 1874. Subsequent adverts described the firm as "Tone Foundry & Engineering Works, Taunton. Engineers, Millwrights, iron Founders and Steam Boiler Makers". They were still advertising their products and services in 1893, and had expanded into agricultural engineering, but in 1917, during WW1, they were loaned a "Motor Tractor Plough" by the government and advertised it as being available for hire in assisting local food production. This may have been the start of their diversification, as by 1924 they were selling cars and lorries. Later they opened branches in Bristol & Plymouth, and were a large enough company to run annual staff outings. They were still advertising car sales in the 1950s.
(See also "Real", below.)
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Robert W. Allen
Plumber
Church St
Woodbridge

Suffolk
"R.W.Allen Plumber WOODBRIDGE" seen on the town pump in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Robert W. Allen took over his father's long-established business in 1859, advertising himself as "Painter, Plumber, Glazier and House Painter", and probably installed the Woodbridge pump. r w allen
Allweiler GmbH,
Germany
A name seen on three pumps - one simply carrying the word "ALLWEILER", another "ALLWEILER CARVENS", and the thIrd a semi-rotary with the words "NO 3 ORIGINAL ALLWEILER PUMP BRITISH MADE". Allweiler professes to be Germany's oldest pump manufacturer, having made pumps since 1860. The company is still in operation and advertises that it has many subsidiaries and partner companies throughout the world. allweiler

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Amies and Barford, Peterborough. Reported as having installed a pump at Binbrook, Lincs. Amies & Barford were a firm of ironmongers and builders merchants, and records over the period 1860-1937 lists Barford & Perkins Ltd., as road roller and agricultural machinery manufacturers.  
AOV,
Noida,
Uttar Pradesh
India.
"AOV INDIA MARK - II AOV INTERNATIONAL (A Govt. Recognised Export House) AN ISO CERTIFIED CO." [Followed by an e-mail address] seen on a modern pump installed at Mount Stewart (NT), Newtownards. Co. Down. AOV
Appleby & Co,
Renishaw Ironworks, Renishaw, Derbs (between Chesterfield and Sheffield).
Found quite widely around the country, including Glos, Warks, Herefs, Herts, Essex, Cumbs, Isle of Wight, Sussex, Rutland, Notts, Norfolk and Yorks. Commonly the inscription reads:
APPLEBY & CO.
RENISHAW
IRONWORKS
NR CHESTERFIELD
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A pump in Graveley, Herts, carries on its cap the inscription:
APPLEBY & Co. RENISHAW IRON WORKS
INVENTORS & MANUFACTURERS
OF PUMPS WITH REGISTERED
BUCKETS & CONE VALVES. No 4017.
 
And ones in Ufford, Peterborough; Wilmcote, Warks; Barrowden, Rutland; Cropwell Butler, Notts; Ackworth, W. Yorks; Brinton, Norfolk, and Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Unthank, Cumbs, read:

APPLEBY & CO.
PATENTEES
RENISHAW IRON WORKS
DERBYSHIRE


Pumps at Owermoigne, Dorset, and Rushbrook, Suffolk, have similar inscriptions on their caps.
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There's an Appleby Chain Pump in Charterhouse, Soms appleby
An Appleby pump at Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum, Ruddington, Notts, has "APPLEBY RENISHAW IRON WORKS" on its cap. appleby
The Renishaw History Group confirms that Appleby & Co Renishaw Iron Works was founded in the late 18 century by Thomas Appleby, who with Edward Scholefield purchased the land for the Iron Works on 22 June 1793. Thomas died on 15 Nov 1814, and James Appleby, probably his son, is mentioned in 1841 as being the owner. The Renishaw Iron Works was by the mid-19th Century one of the largest in Britain, and it closed in 1999.
T. Ashfield Found on a pump at St. Bride's Major, Vale of Glamorgan. Not yet positively identified identified this company, but I've found a Thomas Ashfield, pump maker of North Malvern, Worcs, who died in 1872. T.Ashfield
Ashwell & Nesbit Ltd.,
Barkby Lane,
Leicester.

Also at London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.
"No. 2 Runwell British Make" is on a pump at Sandford, Isle of Wight, and another at Marshwood, Dorset.. "Runwell No5" has been seen on opumps near Ballylesson, Co. Down and Amberley, W. Sussex. "No. 3 Runwell British Make" semi-rotaries have turned up in Pinchbeck, Lincs; Thornbury, Devon; and in Australia and New Zealand. A No. 4 has been found on Alderney, and a No.8 in a collection at Ballycowan, Co. Down.

Ashwell & Nesbit was founded in Leicester in 1879 by Frank Ashwell, when the firm's main activity was mill-wrighting. A heating department was started in 1884 with David Mein Nesbit joining later as manager, and he became a partner in 1891. Business expanded to cover heating ranges, ovens, cast iron railings, windows and hosiery pressing". In 1919 a patent was taken out on "improvements in and relating to Semi-rotary Pumps". In 1992 Ashwells was taken over with a management buyout, the company was restructured and, as Ashwell Biomass Ltd of Thurmaston, Leicester, they are now deeply into the production of biomass boilers.
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Atta's Iron Foundry PVT Ltd.,
171,
Grand Trank Rd,
Salkia Howrah West-Bengal 711106 India
"Atta'S Iron Foundry Service No: 3" [sic] - found on a pump in Ladykirk, Scottish Borders. A complete mystery as to how this pump found its way to this location. We've now located another one, at Wreay, Cumbs, with the wording "Atta's Iron Foundry Service No: 6", and another example of this model at a garden centre selling recycled stuff at Ashwell, Rutland.

Another No.6 has been reported, still in its original wooden packing case, which carries a number of stencilled markings. Some of these confirm that the No.6 has a 3½" bore and 1½" suction. Further marking indicates that it was supplied by "MAYAS POPULAR PUMPS" to the British Army's Central Ordnance Depot at Donnington, near Telford. The pump is rusty, but still carries traces of its original green paint, although the age of the pump cannot be determined.
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William Baily,
71 Gracechurch St.,
London
Found on a pump at Dunmore, Falkirk. The company advertised themselves in 1840 as "Furnishing Ironmongers", and they exhibited in the Great Exhibition of 1851. By 1870 William's sons, Charles and Henry Baily, were running the company and they advertised themselves as "Manufacturing and Furnishing Ironmongers, Smiths, Bellhangers, Gas Fitters & Stove, Grate and Kitchen Range & Hot Water Apparatus Makers". See more detail at http://www.valentines.org.uk/valentines_mansion/range.html bailey
Thomas Baker & Sons,
Compton,

Berks.
Seen on a 130 gal wheeled water barrel, with a hand pump mounted on the end, at a Steam Fair in Cheltenham, Glos. The handpump had no markings. A c.1900 catalogue of theirs advertises "liquid manure and water carts, sanitary tumbler carts, street watering carts and vans, street sweeping machines, builders and contractors carts, pumps and hoses". The company also made a range of chain pumps.  
Herbert Bale,
Kidderminster.
"HERBERT. BALE KIDD.R", written on a pump at Neen Sollars, Herefs and at Eastham, Worcs. The company also made iron railings. (See William Turton, below.) herbertbale
H. Ball,
Plumber,
Long Eaton
Name on a small pump barrel found buried in in-fill in Leeming Bar, N. Yorks. The only H. Ball we've managed to trace in Long Eaton was a Horace Ball, who was Captain of the Long Eaton Fire Brigade, 1886-1896. Not necessarily the same person!  h. ball
Ball & Horton,
Stratford-upon-Avon
"Ball & Horton, Stratford upon Avon" seen on a flywheel & crank pump in the middle of a field near Snitterfield, Warks. Frederick Ball and William Horton, engineers, were in business in Stratford-upon-Avon over at least the period 1868-1913. Frederick's widow, Sarah Anne, became a partner in 1907. ball and horton
Henry Bamford & Sons
Leighton Ironworks
Uttoxeter
Makers of a "Universal" in Naunton, Worcs; Carlisle, Cumbs; and Cardington, Shrops; "Universal Deep Well Pumps" at Longstanton and Little Shelford, Cambs; Ryton, Shrops; and Marston Montgomery, Derbs; and a "Model 2A" in Uttoxeter. There's a Bamford's pump at Hannington, Swindon, and the name Bamford is reported to appear on a pump in Tushingham, Chester. Multiple Bamford's pumps abound to the North of Cambridge and there's one at Alsonefield, Staffs.

Bamford Chain Pumps can be found at Outgate, near Hawkshead, Cumbs; at Beamish Museum, Co. Durham; Lodsworth, W. Sussex; in a garden in Guildford, Surrey; a farm near Charlton Musgrove, Soms; and at the Somerset Museum of Rural Life, Glastonbury. These typically carry a model number: "RD NO 17856". A chain pump at Darley Dale, nr Northwood, Derbs, includes the name "LEIGHTON".

Examples of "Bamford's Frost Protected Lift Pumps" are at Lloc, Flint; Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon; Great Cubley, Derbs; Longstanton, Cambs; Market Bosworth, Leics. Further information from someone who has taken one of these types apart is that the frost protection was simply to box up a Bamfords Universal Deep Well Pump inside cast iron panels and stuff it with something which looks like horse hair or chopped up hemp insulation.

Two Bamford's pumps at Waterbeach, Cambs, feature an additional raised plate on their barrels, one of which carries the markings "7360 MARK 15 X".

Two more Bamford's pumps, one at Horningsea, Cambs, and the other at Dalston, Cumbs, carry the marking "7959 MARK 14X" (the 14X means that it has a 3½" bore).

A Bamford's pump has now surfaced in Eden, Co. Antrim, with "BAMFORD" and "UTTOXETER ENGD" on the spout and "7972 MARK 2.X" on the barrel. Subsequently it has been pointed out (thanks, Marcus) that there's an apparently identical model at Drumburgh Castle, Cumbs.

The company originally set up business in Uttoxeter as ironmongers, expanding into making pumps, taps and agricultural implements. Joseph Cyril Bamford left the company in around 1945 to establish JCB Excavators which are still in business today as the well-known international company, JCB. Henry Bamford & Sons continued producing farm equipment until 1987 when they entered liquidation. See more at http://henrybamfordandsonsuttoxeterengland.co.uk/history/beginning/.

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Thomas Barber, Ryston Cottage, Lugwardine,
Herefs.
Written article records him (b.1861) as the last of four generations of wooden pump makers.  
A. W. Barnham "A W BARNHAM ENGINEER WALSINGHAM NORFOLK" seen on a pump in Sturmer, Essex, and on a label attached to a Climax pump in Sparham, Norfolk.

"A.W.BARNHAM ENGINEER WALSINGHAM" seen on a pump label in Burnham Market, Norfolk. and another on a pump offered for sale by an architectural salvage company.

There is currently a garage business by the name of A.W.Barnham at Foundry House, Walsingham.
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Barrett Exall & Andrewes,
Iron Works,
Katesgrove,
Reading,
Berks.
This large ironworks was founded in 1817/18, employing up to 360 people and occupying a 12 acre plot. They produced agricultural machinery and portable/fixed engines, winning many prize medals in Britain and Europe - including one at the 1851 Great Exhibition. In 1838 they provided ironwork for Brunel's new London-Bristol Railway. They produced a share (100) of the worlds' first production internal combustion engines, designed in 1860 by Lenoir. They also carried out much work for Palmer's local biscuit industry, including a steam-driven biscuit machine. The link with Palmer continued, and their pump at Sonning carries a dedication to Robert Palmer dated 1846. George Barrett died in 1858, and even his memorial stone is made of cast iron. In 1877 Alfred Palmer, one-time High Sheriff of Berkshire, married the youngest daughter of William Exall, one of the iron foundry's partners. In 1864 the company changed its name to The Reading Iron Works Ltd, and ultimately went into liquidation during the agricultural slump of 1888.  
Barwell & Co.,
Bridge St.,
Northampton
"BARWELL & Co NORTHAMPTON" seen on a pump in Toddington, Beds. Edward Barwell established his foundry in Bridge St., Northampton, in 1823. It was taken over by William Rice in 1870, at which time the business employed 150 men. Rice & Co's Eagle Foundry continued in business until 1998. barwell
Beck & Co Ltd, Engineers
Southwark
London.
"BECK & CO LD LONDON" found on pumps in Hardwicke, Glos, and Hereford. The name was repeated around the rim of the cap, and in the case of the Hardwicke pump included the words "Patent Antifreezing Pump". A probable brass bilge pump, carrying the company's name and address plus "1915", came to light in Paris.

The name is also found on a
Beck & Co
Bellow & Son, Leominster. "BELLOW & SON MAKERS LEOMINSTER" seen on a pump at Eardisland, Herefs,and reportedly also one one in Sarnesfield, Herefs. An 1879 directory records a John Bellow & Son as general ironmongers, plumbers, braziers, tin & iron plate workers, hot water fitters, & bar iron warehouse, 26 High Street. Another directory of 1897 records the firm at the same address as general ironmonger, bar, hoop and sheet iron merchants, plumbers, braziers, iron and tin-plate workers, dealers in oils, colours, implements, seeds, etc. bellow & son
C. Benson,
Knaresborough.
"C. Benson, Plumber, Knaresbro" seen on a pump in Hopperton, Yorks. benson
J. H. Best,
Launceston
"J.H.BEST LANSTON" on a lead pump in Treburley, Cornwall, reportedly on another one near Launceston, and also on one offered for sale over the internet in Oct 2012.  best
Beyer Pumpen GmbH,
Ahrensburg,
Germany.
Makers of a modern pump in South London. The company advertises itself as supplying child-friendly pumps for use in children's playgrounds. They were founded in 1871 in Flensburg, moved to Luebeck in 1982 and re-located to Ahrensburg in 2014. beyer
Board of Ordnance The letters "BO" together with a War Dept arrow marking seen on pumps at Tilbury Fort, Thurrock; Calbourne Mill, Isle of Wight; and Elizabeth Castle, St. Helier, Jersey. Best information is that it stands for "Board of Ordnance" (although British Ordnance has also been suggested). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_of_Ordnance. Elsewhere it's recorded that BO with a broad upward arrow was in use before 1855, and WD and arrow after that date. BO arrow

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Robert Boby,
Bury St. Edmunds.
Robert Boby was a major manufacturer making agricultural implements in Bury St Edmunds from 1843 until the 1970s. At its height in the 1870s it employed about 200 men. A belt-driven pump made by the company survives in the Museum of East Anglian Rural Life, Stowmarket.  
Bodin-Mengin,
Bléré,
France.
"A. BODIN" seen on a pump offered for sale at Shane's Castle, Antrim Town, Co. Antrim. Both Pompes Bodin and Pompes Mengin were established in 1920, and have now merged to form the Bodin Group. bodin
Bodley Bros,
Commercial Rd.,
Exeter.
On a pump in Hatherleigh, Devon. George Bodley established an iron foundry in Exeter in 1790 and by 1881 Owen Henry Bodley was recorded as employing 50 men and boys. The company produced a wide range of products, including machine-tools, traction and steam engines, and general castings. The next generation of Bodleys didn't take any part in the running of the company, which was henceforth adminstered by trustees, Campion the solicitors. They ran the company until 1966, when the last of the Bodley children died, and closed it down a year later.

"Bodley Exeter" seen on a pump in Kenn, Devon.
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F. W. Brackett & Co,
Hythe Bridge Ironworks,
Colchester.
"F.W.Brackett & Co, Engineers, Colchester - England" seen on a pump at Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, NI. The business was founded in a former stable in Hawkins Road in 1898 by Frank Brackett and three colleagues. In 1900 the company moved to a new site adjoining Clacton Road and in 1909 they became a private company. By 1961 they were advertising as "Engineers, manufacturing pumps, water screens and strainers", although hand pumps do not seem to have figured greatly in their product range. After various re-incarnations as Brackett Green and Eimco Water Technologies, the company closed its Colchester site. It is now part of the multi-national company, Ovivo. . brackett
Braithwaite & Co,
Bath Place,

New Road,
London.
Reported on a pump at Harrow-on-the-Hill, Greater London. The company was famed for its steam engines, including the first steam fire engine (see http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/John_Braithwaite), but they were also "engaged in the manufacture of pumps, sinking wells, &c".  
Joseph Bramah & Sons,
London.
A 3-throw pump at Little Cressingham Mill, Norfolk, is stated to have been made by Bramah. This company was founded by Joseph Bramah in 1784, and was famous for its unpickable locks, water closets, machine tools, a hydraulic press and no end of other ingenious inventions - including in 1797 the original beer engine (i.e., beer pump). Some years later ex-Joseph Bramah employee William Russell founded Hayward Tyler, a very well-known pump manufacturer (see below), and their 1815 catalogue featured products originally designed by Joseph Bramah.  
Bright Bros,
Portadown
Found on a pump at Drumnahunshin, Co. Armagh. Three generations of Bright Brothers ran the Portadown Foundry 1879 - 1920 and are listed as being builders & hardware merchants, selling and repairing farming equipment. bright bros
T. Buchanan,
Dunkeld.
"T. BUCHANAN DUNKELD" reported on a pump at Logierait, Perth & Kinloss. There is also an example near Port William, Dumf & Gall, although it has been confirmed that this one was previously at Blair Atholl Museum, Perth & Kinloss. buchanan
F.H. Buckingham,
Engineers,

Hethersett.
Reported on a Climax pump at North End, Essex. The firm is recorded as being artesian well engineers and feature at Aylsham in 1923 and elsewhere in 1929. No further information yet. buckingham
J. U. Bugler,
Ashford.
Inscribed on a pump at Shadoxhurst, Kent, with the date 1887. In 1861 Jonathan U. Bugler was stated to be an ironmonger who lived at Stoke House, Church St., Ashford. He was still there in 1882, when the Kentish Express & Ashford News of 11 March carried a report of John Udal Bugler of Ashford in bankruptcy at Canterbury Court.  bugler
H. W. Bullen & Sons,
Well Sinkers,

Trunch
Norfolk
William Bullen was a carpenter and wheelwright in Trunch, and it was his son Alfred who started the well-sinking business. Alfred's sons Herbert and Horace continued well-sinking until at least the 1950s. More - including a photograph of them boring out a wooden pump barrel. A wooden pump survives on The Hill, Trunch, although it isn't clear if this was one of Bullen's.  
B & E Bushell,
York.
Seen on a pump in Londonderry, N. Yorks, sited below a Joseph Evans "Lion" trademark. B & E Bushell were a firm of York ironmongers founded by brothers Bernard and Edward. bushell
Callas, Sons & May,
Reading
"CALLAS READING" seen on a flywheel & crank pump at Burghfield Hill W. Berks. Callas, Sons & May were ironmongers in Reading, and records exist of their sinking boreholes in the area in the late 1890s, including one at this location. callas
James Cameron,
Belfast
"JAMES CAMERON BELFAST" seen on a lead pump at Ballywalter Park, Co. Down. [Image © Copyright Ross and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.] james cameron
William Carlile & Co,
Donegall St.,
Belfast
"WM CARLILE & CO, PLUMBERS, BELFAST" Seen on a pump at Saintfield, Co. Down. William Carlile (Carlisle) & Co., plumbers, brassfounders, gas fitters &c" were listed at Donegall Street, Belfast from 1861 to the 1890s. carlile
Hugh Casey
D. Vadden
Seen on a pump in Broughshane, Co. Antrim. No further information, but D.Vadden might be a shortened form of Dunnyvadden. caset d,vadden
G. E. Child,
Southwold.
Edmund Child established his Southwold iron and brass foundry in the early 1800s, in what's still known as Child's Yard. His son George Edmund took over the business in 1841, and in 1873 they built the pump in Southwold's Market Place.  
D. Christie,
Coleraine.
"D. CHRISTIE COLERAINE" seen on pumps in Londonderry, Limavady, Ballymoney (Co. Down) and Knockbreda (Belfast); and also at a pub in Oxford. Street directories for 1910 and 1918 list "Christie, Daniel, plumber, gasfitter, marble and monumental works" at The Diamond, Coleraine. (The Diamond = Town Square.)

"CHRISTIES COLERAINE" seen on a pump at Benburg, Co. Armagh.

"CHRISTIES LTD COLERAINE" seen on a pump at Ballintoy, Co. Antrim.
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Christies Ltd,
Ballymoney.
"CHRISTIES LTD BALLYMONEY" seen on a pump in Lisburn. No further information found relating to this company, except for a report in a 2010 newspaper reporting that one had been stolen from a property in Ballymoney.
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Citizen The name found on a small barrel pump in Cartmel, Cumbs and also installed over a cistern at a private house near Charlton Kings, Glos. The owner of the latter was able to confirm that it was bought as a barrel pump from www.oak-barrel.com in about 1990. citizen

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A L Claeys,
Zedelgem,
Belgium.
Found this name on two small domestic pumps offered for sale by a Belgian dealer at an agricultural show in Malvern, Worcs. They carried a "2" and a trademark on their barrels - which might be CA or AC - and "Belgium" on the handles. Alexandre Claeys established a foundry in Zedelgem from 1825, with his son Louis and grandson Aime taking over in turn. The trademark is in use today by Clasal of Zedelgem, which has links with the original company and still produces a hand pump. CA or AC?
J. H. Clarke & Sons,
Pump Makers,
Well Sinkers,
Kenilworth.
Inscribed on a plaque in the possession of a contact in Warwickshire, and a very similar name appears on a pump at Princethorpe, Warks - possibly "J. I. Clarke & Son Pumpmakers" - although the latter is corroded. clarke

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Clasal,
Zedelgem,
Belgium.
See A.L.Claeys, above.  
F. G. Clements Ltd,
Artisian Specialists,
Easton,
Wells,
Somerset
England.
Seen on two pumps in Easton, Somerset. The company were in existence by the mid-1910s, and had an address at Penniless Porch, Wells. Their work seemed to be essentially related to bore sinking or tunnel digging, and they went into liquidation in 1971.
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Clements & Acheson,
111, Victoria St,
Belfast.
"CLEMENTS & ACHESON BELFAST" seen on a pump in Ballymacricket, Co. Antrim, and another at Islandmagee, near Larne, Co. Antrim. An 1877 trade directory lists "Clements & Acheson, plumbers, gas fitters, brass founders and lead merchants, 111 Victoria Street, Belfast".
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Climax
See Thomas & Son, Worcester, below.
 
Clinton and Owens, Engineers. A fragment of this nameplate - "CLINTO ENG" - is on a pump at Godalming, and I believe that it originally read "CLINTON & OWENS ENGINEERS LONDON". A major company, which later became S. Owens & Co - see below. clinton and owens
Alex Clyde,
1, Smithfield Sq,
Ballymena.
"A CLYDE BALLYMENA" found on an abandoned pump on the shore at Rathlin Island, nr Ballymena, Co. Antrim, and anothers at Armoy and Gracehill, Co. Antrim. "A. CLYDE" on a pump at Parkgate, Co.Antrim. Alex Clyde was recorded as a registered plumber and sanitary engineer in Ballymena in 1910 and 1917.

At Parkgate, Co.Antrim, there are two pumps with the wording "A CLYDE SUCCESSORS BALLYMENA"
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Coalbrookdale & Co. Makers of pumps found in Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd (see maker's mark, opposite), and a practically indentical one at Stanton-by-Dale, Derbs. Also at Burrington and Christon, N. Soms, and Biddington, Wilts.

One at Ickleford, Herts, and another in private hands in Tisbury, Wilts, carry a round maker's mark (3"), opposite, and one at Padstow has a 3½" version.

Examples of pumps are shown in the Coalbrookdale Company Catalogue 1875, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. See: http://www.darwincountry.org/explore/002496.html
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G. W. Coates,
Plumber,
Boroughbridge.
Found on a pump in Coneythorpe, N. Yorks.  coates
Coleman & Morton,
London Road Iron Works, Chelmsford,

Essex
The names "Coleman & Morton" found on a pump at Newport, Essex, dated 1877. The company, originally named Coleman & Son, was established in the 1850s. They manufactured and sold a vast range of agricultural implements, including wagons, cultivators and water carts. The partnership was wound up in 1906. coleman & morton
John Collins,
32, Shop St,

Drogheda,
Ireland
Found on a pump in Blackwatertown, Co. Armagh, NI. A number of pumps bearing his name are present in the Irish Republic but, unusually, this one is north of the border (it was re-located from Co. Meath). John Collins Ltd was an ironmongers which had occupied the same site in Shop St for over 200 years. It closed in 1986. john collins
Coppage & Son,
Brecon
Seen on a Bamford's pump at Bishop Gower's Well, Llanddew, Powys. Not much information yet found on the firm, except that they were active in the Brecon area 1904-1912, exhibiting their agricultural machines.  coppage & son
J Corpin & Tobyn
Very indistinct names found on a pump at Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk.  
Henry Cornish,
Walsingham
"CORNISH WALSINGHAM" seen on pumps in Brancaster and Great Massingham, Norfolk. A bit of research comes up with a Henery [sic] Cornish aged 51 in 1851, recorded in the census as "Iron Worker - Master Agricultural Implement Maker employing 15 men 6 apprentices". Elsewhere his wife Mary and their offspring James, Ezra, Jabez, Henry and Eliza are all recorded as having key roles in the family business. The site of their business has now been converted into housing known appropriately as The Old Foundry. cornish
Joseph Cranstone,
Phoenix Works,
Hemel Hempstead.
(later the Hemel Hempstead Engineering Co.)
There's a pump in the High Street, Hemel Hempstead, which proclaims that it was manufactured by Joseph Cranstone. His company, founded in 1798 as an ironmongers, was located at 25, High Street, Hemel Hempstead. His son, also Joseph, took over in 1818 and developed it into an iron foundry, which was known as the Phoenix works, and latterly became the Hemel Hempstead Engineering Company.  
Crawford & Wilson,
58, High St/Old Market,
Omagh,

Co. Tyrone
"CRAWFORD AND WILSON OMAGH" seen on a pump at Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh. In 1910 Crawford & Wilson were advertising themselves as hardware merchants, ironmongers, seedsmen and jewellers at their High St premises and selling china, glass, and delph at Market St. They became an incorporated company in 1926 and are still trading in Omagh today.  
J. Currie & Co.
Belfast
"J. CURRIE & CO" seen on a pump in Fuemore, Co. Antrim.
"J. CURRIE & CO BELFAST" seen on one near Newtownards, Co.Down, and another near Moira, Co. Down.
No further information.
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T. Curtis & Son,
Sanitary Plumbers, Gainsborough
Spotted on a solid lead pump with a willow plunger that was on sale on ebay.  
Hugh Dale
Banbridge,
Co Down
"HUGH DALE PLUMBER BANBRIDGE" seen on a pump in Gilford, Co. Down. No further information found yet, other than that there was a plumber by the name of Hugh Dale living in Rathfriland St., Banbridge, in 1911. Nearby is a cast iron access cover with the words "BANBRIDGE FOUNDRY" on it - and there's surprisingly little information available about this foundry. hugh dale
DANDO
Seen on a pump valve in Kent and on a diaphragm pump elsewhere. The trademark DANDO is used by Duke and Ockenden, a company established in 1867/68, describing themselves at the time as well sinkers and pump makers. Their manufacturing base was at Ferry Wharf, Littlehampton, and they had a London office at 126, Southwark St, London SE1. Following their sinking of a tube well in Littlehampton in 1867 to obtain a clean water supply during a cholera outbreak, the following year they supplied tube wells to Abyssinia. The company developed into providing worldwide drilling services, equipment, wells, windmills and pumps. They continue to operate today from their Littlehampton base, producing drilling rigs and equipment as part of a Canadian company, Energold, of Vancouver. dando
W. Davis,
Navan
Found on the flywheel of a probable horse-driven pump at The Argory, a NT property at Moy, Co. Armagh. No further information on the maker. w. davis
Davies Brothers & Co. Ltd,
Crown Works,
Cross St. North,
Wolverhampton
This company, established in 1838, claimed to be "one of the first galvanising companies in the world". They occupied a 3 acre site in Wolverhampton and survived until at least 1971. A 1910 catalogue advertised a "extra strong galvanised steel contractor's pump" which looks very much like one existing today in private hands in Ross-on-Wye - although very similar pumps were also made by Appleby's and Joseph Evans.  
W. Day,
Churchill
Found on a pump at Lower Langford, N. Soms, not far from the village of Churchill. No further information found. w. day
William Dickie & Sons,
Victoria Works,
East Kilbride,
Glasgow
"W. DICKIE & SONS LTD EAST KILBRIDE GLASGOW" seen on a chain pump at Kilmahog, Stirling. The company was established in 1872 and was well-known for its windpumps. At its peak the company employed 115 men but closed in 1965. w. dickie
Dickinson,
Knaresborough
"J [? or W?] DICKINSON KNARESBRO" seen on a pump at Bishop Monkton, N. Yorks. A Thomas Dickinson is recorded as a blacksmith of High St, Knaresborough, in 1829, and of Low Bridge, Knaresborough, in 1837; a William Dickinson is listed as a blacksmith in the High St in 1837. dickinson
Duke & Ockenden See DANDO, above.  
George Dugan,
Lisburn
"GEORGE DUGAN LISBURN" seen on a cowtail pump at Ballycowan, Co. Down. "GEORGE DUGAN PLUMBER LISBURN" is on one at Ballyvanen, Co.Antrim, and Ballymullan, Co. Down; and "G.DUGAN LISBURN" seen on ones in the Museum of the Gorge, Ironbridge, Shrops and at Dromore, Co. Down.

I've been told that George Dugan (1863-1945) was a master plumber and gasfitter who employed 6 or 7 men. He, his wife Catherine, and their 6 children lived at 3 Chapel Hill, Lisburn. There are/were several more pumps with George Dugan's name on in the vicinity. A descendant is still in business there today, although not connected with pumps or plumbing.

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Duggan & Lyttle
Lisburn
Seen on a pump at Lessans, near Saintfield, Co. Down. Another example, location unknown, has been offered for sale on the internet. No further information found. dugan & lyttle
Dunn of Launceton Reported on a lead pump head offered for sale over the Internet.  
Duthie Large & Co,
The Foundry,
Leinster St.,
Athy,
Co. Kildare
"DUTHIE LARGE & Co, ATHY" seen on a pump in Maidstone, Kent. In 1907 they advertised the supply and installation of rams and windmills; in 1928 they were recorded as employing 200 men, with the capacity to employ 3 times that number. In 1931 a trade directory listed them as cycle agents, garages and general motor works, and agricultural implement manufacturers. In 1939 they advertised a very wide range of agricultural and motor products and services, and were a main Ford agent for their area. They ceased trading in the 1980s. duthie large
W. W. Dymond,
Foregate,
Callington,
Cornwall
"DYMOND CALLINGTON" and a date (188x) seen on a lead pump at Metherwell, Cornwall. W. W. Dymond was listed in a 1901 postal directory as being an ironmongers and plumbers in Callington, and W. W. Dymond was also listed as director of Callington waterworks.  dymond
Charles East & Son,
74-76 High St,
Burford.
A very indistinct "C. EAST BURFORD" seen on a pump in Little Barrington, Gloucestershire, and "C. EAST & SON BURFORD" on a pump in Taynton, Oxon. A pump at Great Rissington is identical to the one at Little Barrington, but doesn't carry the maker's name.

Charles East (1837-1934) and Son are described in the trade directories as ironmongers, engineers and water contractors. They occupied their premises from 1881 to at least 1911 - perhaps a little later. They gradually expanded to include an iron foundry, a machine shop and an erecting/testing shop for waterwheels. Hand pumps formed only a part of their range, and the company was deeply involved in waterwheel driven pumps, which were installed at a number of local estates.
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Chas. J. Ell & Sons Ltd
Victoria Well Works

Empress Rd
Luton


"C. J. ELL & SONS VICTORIA WELL WORKS LUTON" seen on a large frame pump at Stockwood Park Musuem, Luton.

"C. J. ELL & SONS ENGINEERS LUTON" seen on a Joseph Evans pump in Foxton, Cambs.

The company was established in 1890 and were advertising their services in 1930 and 1935. They were incorporated in 1952 but by 1975 were in trouble and in 1981 went into liquidation.
ell & sons
Empire

"EMPIRE" and a possible part number seen on the spout of a pump at a farm near Wormhill, Derbs. No further information. empire
George Espey & Son,
Cookstown
Seen on pumps at Rock, Co. Tyrone, and at Draperstown, Co. Londonderry. espey

espey
Joseph Evans & Sons (Wolverhampton) Ltd.  Joseph Evans & Sons (Wolverhampton) Ltd, was founded in 1810 and traded until about 1964, having been acquired by Newman Industries in 1944. The company had depots in Cardiff, Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle-on-Tyne, and examples of their pumps are scattered widely around the UK - and indeed further afield.

The company used a number of trademarks before settling on a lion rampant, and with many variations on a theme:

a. Their early trademark seems to have been a roundel with the words "Joseph Evans and Sons Wolverhampton" written around the name "Culwell" (the location of their works) and with an "E" in the centre. Seen on pumps in Over Norton and Great Haseley, Oxon; Setley, Hants; Gloucester, Glos; Bishopswood, Staffs.

b. at one location on Guernsey, and also one at Fontmell Magna, Dorset, pumps have a similar roundel but with the words "Evans Brand, England" written around "Culwell" and with an "E" in the centre.

c. A pitcher pump on the Isle of Wight carries the words "Jos. Evans & Sons Wolverhampton England", around its rim. Only one other example has yet been found of this, on a pump offered for sale on eBay.


d, e, f, g, h. From about 1890 they used the lion rampant trademark on all of their pumps, with the word "LION" written beneath. Many carry the message "Made in England", some add "Evans Wolverhampton".

i. Some models carry an "RD NO. 46671" - a Registered Number which must have had some significance.

j. One in the author's possession and another at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron both have "RD NO. 46465" on their spouts, as does one in Ballycowan, Co. Down. Others at Studland, Dorset, and Yetminster might also have this number.

k. Another very small pump at Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbs, has "RD NO. 8231" on its spout and repeated on its base. A pump in Nottingham carries the same number.

l. Another variation on the theme (thanks to Marcus Simms for discovering this one). Unusually it shows a bore size rather than the usual Joseph Evans numbering system, and an apparent date., 1934.

The history of the firm is well presented at: http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/Engineering/Evans/evans20.htm .

A 1927 Joseph Evans catalogue includes some very distinctive diaphragm pumps in their patented "OK" range, and a pump in Haddiscoe, Norfolk, carries an "OK" on its handle, along with a patent number on its dome. Furthermore, it's likely that Evans used the name "CHALLENGE" on some of their range, although only the one at Amberley, W. Sussex has come to light.

Many Joseph Evans pumps are remarkably similar to those made by Lee, Howl & Co. Click on this link to check out ways of telling the two makes apart.
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James Ferguson,
Circular Rd,
Downpatrick.
"J. FERGUSON DOWNPATRICK" seen on a pump at Seaforde, Co. Down. 1901 and 1910 street directories include James Ferguson, plumber, Circular Rd., Downpatrick. ferguson
J. Fletcher,
Plumber,
Yate.
Seen on a pump at St. Lawrence's Well, Didmarton, Glos. fletcher
Fletcher Bros,
Park St.,
Pickering
Seen on a large metal drum next to a pump in West Lutton, N. Yorks. I'm told that the Fletcher Bros had a foundry in Park St., Pickering. Trade directories for the town show a William Fletcher, whitesmith, in 1834, and William Fletcher, blacksmith, in 1840. By 1890 an M. Fletcher was recorded as a blacksmith in the Old Cattle Market, and a John Fletcher was a blacksmith in Park St. The Beck Isle Museum has a photograph of blacksmith brothers Matt and Harold Fletcher outside their blacksmith's shop in Park Street. fletcher
Fowler & Co,
Lambeth.

(also Dorset St., Fleet St.)
Reportedly the suppliers of a series of 14 pumps along a section of the old Bath Rd from London, of which two still survive at Poyle and Longford. Can't find out much about this company, although there's a painting of Lambeth dated 1836 which includes Fowler's Iron Works. There's also a panel on a pump said to date to the 1840s at the Museum of London which has a panel reading "FOWLER, DORSET ST., FLEET ST., LONDON". fowler
Freeman Roe,
Engineers,
70, Strand,
London.
Seen on an impressive pump at Hexton, Herts. Freeman Roe was a large company, with interests stretching far beyond pumps. When the Electric Telegraph Company developed its first underground circuits in London in 1847, Freeman Roe, "a well-known and large-scale plumbing engineer used to laying iron piping", was contracted to lay all the subterranean cables in London. They exhibited rams and steam engines at the Great Exhibition in 1851, and in 1853 obtained a patent for the invention of " improvements in paving roads and streets." freeman roe
Thomas Freethy,
Acton,
Middx.
In 1819 Thomas Freethy, carpenter and builder of Acton, made the pump which formerly sat in the High St but today has been renovated and re-located to The Mount. Records reflect his purchasing of land in Acton in 1818, but by 1823 he was bankrupt. freethy
Richard Fuller,
Newick.
In 1897 he donated the substantial stone pump, still working, at Newick, East Sussex.  
G H Pumps Seen around the rim of a pitcher pump at the Old Pumpe House Inn in Hastings, East Sussex, and also on one offered for sale on eBay. The latter also carries a "3". g h pumps
Garrett & Son,
Leiston, Saxmundham, Suffolk.
Makers of pumps in Aldeburgh and Saxmundham, Suffolk, and almost certainly a small one at the Rydale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, N.Yorks. The Richard Garrett Works at Leiston built steam tractors and traction engines, various cast metal products, and ammunition for World Wars I & II. There's a museum in Leiston dedicated to the history of the company. garrett

garret
Garton & Jarvis,
Exeter.
On a pump in Chittlehampton, and also in Exeter, Devon. An 1850 trade directory lists them as ironmongers, machine makers, iron and brass founders and "hot water apparatus mfs. to her Majesty" at 190, High St., Exeter.

There's lots of information on this company at: http://www.exetermemories.co.uk/
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A. Gibson. Seen embossed on a wooden-boxed lead pump offered for sale over the Internet.  
Wilson Glass. "Wilson Glass Plumber" seen embossed on a pump in Moy, Co. Tyrone. wilson glass

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Glenfield & Kennedy, Kilmarnock. Prolific manufacturers of ornamental ironwork & fountains, drinking fountains, taps, and the occasional pump. See: http://www.scottishironwork.org/. Their products usually carried their name and often featured a lion's head. They were established in 1852 as the Glenfield Company and merged with Kennedy's Patent Water Meter Co in 1899. glenfield
Godwin Pumps Ltd.
(H. J. Godwin Ltd)
Quenington,
Cirencester,
Glos.
"GODWIN QUENINGTON GLOS." found on an old pump in Hutton, Scottish Borders, another identical one at Coton, Cambs, and another at Denchworth, Oxon. Also at Knowl Green, near Belchamp St. Paul, Essex; Gweek, Cornwall; Shipdham, Norfolk; and Broadwindsor, Dorset. The pump at Broadwindsor also displays multiple part numbers - Y100, Y100D, Y101 and Y103.

One at Huntley, Glos, carries "H J GODWIN LTD QUENINGTON GLOS ENGLAND".

A flywheel pump at West Wratting carries the name on its counterweight.

The company was founded in the late 19th Century and is now international, Godwins UK being a division of Godwin Pumps of America, Inc. Their founder was Harold Joynes Godwin, who established the business to provide windmills and deep well water pumps to local customers, and subsequently took out a number of patents.

One with the words "H J GODWIN LTD QUENINGTON GLOS ENGLAND" has turned up at Abbotts Ann, Herts, which looks very much like the scant remains of a windmill pump.
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Gomy-Garnier,
Chateauneuf-sur-Loire,

France.

"GOMY GARNIER CHATEAUNEUF LOIRE" seen on a chain pump at the Groes Inn, Ty'n-y-Groes, Conwy. The company was founded in 1873 and produced a range of pumps of which their chain pumps, termed chapelet (=rosary) pumps, were apparently the most common in the Pithiverais region of France.
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J. J. Gosling,
Engineer,
Ipswich.
Found on a pump in Pakenham, Suffolk. John J. Gosling had a business in Ipswich producing stationary engines and deep well pumps. Latterly, there was a firm going by the name of John D. Gosling & Co, General Water Engineers, at St. Johns Works, Ipswich, and today in Ipswich there exists a W. G. Gosling & Sons, Precision Engineers Ltd. gosling
John Gourley,
Church St,
Dungannon.
"J. GOURLEY DUNGANNON" seen on a pump in storage in Co.Antrim. John Gourley, plumber, found in 1877 and1880 Belfast / Ulster Street Directories. gourley
A. Grainger & Son
Comber,
NI.
"A GRAINGER & SON COMBER" seen on a pump at Dundonald, Co. Down, and "A. GRAINGER COMBER" found on a pump in Derrachrin, Co. Antrim. No further information. grainger
Guest & Chrimes,
Foundry & Brass Works,
Rotherham

(also of Southampton St.,
London)
"...IMES ROTHERHAM" seen on a pump-like device at Ulwell, near Swanage, Dorset. The company was established by the Chrimes brothers in 1843, and it later became Chrimes, Neatby and Co. In 1847 it turned into Guest and Chrimes. By 1917 there were over 400 employees, rising to over 500 by 1961. More. guest & chrimes
Gunton, Sons & Dyball,
30-42, St. George St., Norwich
Seen on a pump at Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambs. The company traded as wholesale ironmongers, and I've found records dating from 1895. In 1912 their address was given as 34 & 36 St. Geoge St. and they were also described at "importers of horticultural glass". In 1942 their premises were recorded as being hit during an air raid. Gunton, Sons & Dyball
HB Seen on a very rusty pump in the Tidal Mill, at Carew, Pembs. Within the "B" are the probable numbers 6 and 5. Could this be Herbert Bale of Kidderminster? (See above.) HB
J. Hall & Sons,
Bristol.
"J. HALL & SONS BRISTOL" and a number "1461" seen on the cap of a Colonial style pump at Manston, Dorset. So far, I've not been able to identify the company. j hall & sosn
J. & F. Hall Ltd,
Worcester.
Found on a pump on the Cowleigh Rd, just outside Malvern, and on two pumps in Clevelode, Worcs. J & F Hall was a well-known Worcester "ironmongers, iron merchants, and iron founders", whose 16th Century timber-framed premises at the junction of The Shambles and Church St were demolished in the 1960s, to be replaced by a hideous monstrosity. hall
J & F Hall
Halsted & Sons,
Chichester,
W. Sussex.
On a pump at Slindon and at Chichester, W. Sussex. According to an 1851 Post Office Directory for Chichester, Halsted & Sons were "ironmongers, iron & brass founders, plumbers, smiths &c. East St". In 1867 they were mentioned in Kelly's Directory as "Halsted & Sons, furnishing ironmongers, East street", and in 1909 as Halstead [sic] & Sons, ironmongers, 81 & 82 East St & East Pallant. They were established in the 1840s, and there's a document which records that in 1841, Charles Halsted, ironmonger, plumber and glazier of Chichester took out a "LEASE for 21 years of a dwelling house and shop on the south side of the East Street, partly in the parish of St. Peter the Great otherwise the Subdeanery and partly in the parish of All Saints otherwise the Pallant, in the city of Chichester". But the ironmongery connection might go back further than this: it's reported that "The first Goodwood winner, at the meet organised by the local Charlton Hunt and the Sussex Militia, was a black mare owned by local ironmonger Mr Halsted" - and that seems to have been in 1801/1802. The business started to decline in the 1930s, eventually closing down in 1936, on the death of the last remaining sons. More on the Sussex Industrial History Archive's website (large .pdf file). Halsted & Sons
W. D. Hanna
5, High St.,
Lurgan
"W D HANNA LURGAN" seen on a pump in storage in Co. Antrim, and in a private collection in Ballycowan, Co.Down. Possibly also one in Belfast. W. D. Hanna was trading at 5 High St., Lurgan, in August 1923, but according to the Belfast Gazette in November 1933 William David Hanna was declared bankrupt. A plumbing firm by the name of Hanna Bros currently trades at 95, Union St, Lurgan. hanna
T. Haughey,
Bridge St,
Banbridge.
"T. HAUGHEY BANBRIDGE" Seen on pumps at Ballynahinch, Co.Down, and Lisburn. A 1910 Banbridge directory lists "Haughey, T., plumber and gasfitter, Bridge street". haughey
Hattersley & Davidson,
139, Norfolk St.,
Sheffield.
Seen on a pump at Pilsley, Derbs, where it had been removed from an old Edwardian house. The company was apparently established in 1888, and became well known for its footpumps - research continues. hattersley & davidson
Hayward Tyler and Co,
90&92, Upper Whitecross St,
London EC.
"Hayward Tyler and Co, London" seen on flywheel and crank pumps at Reepham, Norfolk, and in Durham.The company was established in 1815 and is still in existence, having its head office in Luton. More.

"Hayward Tyler & Co, Engineers, London" seen on a pump at Findon, W. Sussex, and
"Hayward-Tyler & Co Ltd Engineers London" on pumps at Lidgate, Suffolk; Belchamp Otten and Little Waltham, Essex; and Redbourn, Herts.

See also Joseph Bramah, above.
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Headly & Manning,
Eagle Foundry,
Cambridge.
"Headly & Manning, Engineers, 1853, Cambridge" seen on a pump in Cambridge & County Folk Museum. James Ind Headly and Edward Ind Headly set up the Eagle Foundry at Market Hill, Cambridge, in 1843, soon to move to Mill Rd. In 1852 the partnership was dissolved and James Headly went into business with John Manning, trading at the Eagle Foundry as Headly & Manning. The business continued under this name until James retired in 1887. In the meantime, Edward Headly had set up as an ironmonger and ironfounder in Corn Exchange Street, and in 1885 he and his son, Laurence, established the Exchange Ironworks at 341 Newmarket Road. At some stage, ca 1900 perhaps, Laurence Headly went into partnership with Arthur Edwards, trading as Headly & Edwards. The company ceased trading in the 1920s. headly and manning
Hedges Foundry,
Bucklebury,
Berks.
The manufacturer of a number of pumps along the old turnpike between Reading and Newbury, of which it seems that only three remain - one alongside the Bath Road in Calcot, one now re-sited at the Beansheaf Centre in Calcot, and one in Theale. Hedges was a local foundry, located on the banks of the River Pang, existing from the 18th century. Research suggests that the turnpike pumps were probably installed in about 1832/33. In 1947 the firm was taken over by the Whatley brothers, who continued in business until about 1960. (Other pumps can still be found along the turnpike, and all apparently without any manufacturers' markings.)  
W. Hemming,
Burford.
Seen on a pump in Great Barrington, Glos. William Hemming of Burford was in business from 1840, advertising himself as "Engineer and Ironmonger, Pumps and Water works of every description". He supplied a wide range of pumping machinery across Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. The 3rd image down was found on the back of a pump in Holwell, Oxon, a village very close to Burford. w. hemming
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Herring Foundry,
Chertsey.
"HERRING & SON CHERTSEY" seen (a) on a cast iron pump trough in Chobham, Surrey, and (b) a pump at Folkingham, Lincs. The company was established about 1815 at Gogmore Lane, Chertsey, establishing a good reputation both in the UK and abroad, and closed down in 1982. a. herring

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Charles M. Hesford & Co Ltd,
Market Row,
Moorgate,
Ormskirk,
Lancs
"C M HESFORD & CO LTD ORMSKIRK" seen on a pump offered for sale on ebay. The company was established on Market Row, Ormskirk, by Charles Martin, and originally specialised in agricultural engineering. An advertisement of 1914 quoted "Agricultural Engineers, Farmers' Implement and Machinery dealers. Specialities: Farmers' Requisites, Cycles and Hardware". The company moved location in 1978 and became a retail concern in 1983, under William Martin, the grandson of the founder.

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N. Holman & Sons
St. Just and Market Jew Street, Penzance.
"Holman & Sons, Penzance" seen on a pump at Trequite, near St. Kew, Cornwall. Nicholas Holman (1777- 1862) formed a company with his four sons in 1801. They expanded into Penzance in 1840, became a limited company in 1894, and in 1911 they were recorded as being mining, shipping and general engineers specialising in Cornish ranges, mitre machines, engines and boilers for mines, mine castings and general mining material. Holman Brothers was employing 2,500 staff by 1961, and also operated as N. Holman & Sons (Ship Repairers) Ltd., but it looks like the company was finally wound up in 2011. holman
W. Home,
Shrewsbury.
Reportedly the manufacturer of a pump in Downton, Shrops.  
W. Hoskin,
Plympton.
Seen on a lead pump at Holbeton, Devon. w. hoskin
W. Houston,
Georges St,
Omagh.
"W. HOUSTON OMAGH" found on a pump in Limavady, Co. Londonderry, and at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh. A advert from the 1870s gives their address as Georges St.  houston
Hughes & Gotto,
97 Queen Victoria St.,
London
E.C.
"HUGHES & GOTTO ENGINEERS LONDON" seen on a flywheel & crank pump at Abinger Common, Surrey. They were described as Water Supply Engineers and "Specialists for Hydraulic Rams & Automatic Controlling Apparatus" in an undated advertisement, and also featured in an 1895 advertisement. No further information. hughes and gotto
B. Hume Seen on a pump in Chorley, Shrops. b. hume
Hutchings,
Plumber,
Ilminster
Found on a pump in Stocklinch, Soms and reportedly also on one in Ilton, Soms. Hutchings and Sons were apparently an old established plumbing firm in the Ilminster area which ceased trading in about the 1990s. hutchings
Huxham & Brown's,
Ironfounders & Millwrights, Commercial Rd,
Exeter
Seen on a pump offered for sale on ebay. Frederick Huxham (d.1859), the son of ironfounder William Huxham (d. 1839), was recorded as an ironfounder, engineer and stove manufacturer in Exeter. By 1846 Huxham & Brown's was established as ironfounders and smiths, with their works in Commercial Road. In 1883 they advertised themselves as "Tanners' engineers", making machinery for the leather trade, a description which they continued to use until 1910. In 1930 they were acquired by J. L. Thomas & Co, Ltd. huxham & brown's
W. Huxtable,
Ironfounders & Agricultural Engineers,

High St,
Honiton
"HUXTABLE HONITON" seen on a trough under an unmarked pump at Hawkchurch, Devon. W. Huxtable is listed as ironfounders and agricultural engineers of High St, Honiton, and Fairmile in the late 1800s
Ideal Seen on a stopcock fitted to a lift & force pump in Coleshill, Oxon. No further info. ideal
G. Ingold,
Bishop's Stortford.

J. Ingold,
Bishop's Stortford
There are numerous pumps in Essex carrying the name "G. INGOLD" - e.g., at Chrishall (5 pumps), Sheering (4), Matching (2), Great Canfield, Ridgewell, Widdington, Thaxted and Brewer's End, Takeley. There's a clutch of them at Pampisford, Essex, and others in Owlswick, Bucks, and Churton, Cheshire. The very distinctive spout carried by some Ingold models also points towards pumps at Braughing, Herts, and Epping Green, Essex, being made by Ingold's.

G. Ingold, Pump Makers and Well Sinkers, had their workshop in Apton Road in Bishop's Stortford. The business was started by John Ingold of Rye St, Bishop's Stortford, in 1851, and upon his death in 1899 it was carried on by his son, George.
Pumps with the name "J. INGOLD" are rare indeed, but one's now been found at Little Dunmow, Essex.
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H. Inston. Said to be on a pump at Mutton Hall, Redditch. The word "INSTON" also appears on a pump in St. Martin, Guernsey.
A pump offered for sale online carried the words "INSTON KIDDER", and another "J. THOMAS LATE INSTON. KIDDR".

An 1818 Trade Directory lists William Inston, Pump Mkr, Lichfield St, Birmingham.
 
Jackson, Brown & Hudson,
Kirkintilloch,
Glasgow
See "Lion Foundry", below.  
R. Jamison & Son,
Ballymoney
Reported on pumps at Ballycastle, Loughguile and Armoy, Co. Antrim,. R. Jamison was a plumber in Ballymoney High St in the early 1900s. jamison
William James & Sons,
Ironmongers,
Gwalia House,
Market Sq.,
Cardigan
"W. JAMES & SONS CARDIGAN" found on a Joseph Evans pump (Lion trademark) at Crymych, Pembs. William James traded from his home and business premises at 14 & 15 High St., Cardigan, until Oct 1887, when he moved to Gwalia House, in the same town. William died the following year, but the business was carrried on by his widow and sons. They expanded the business to become William James & Sons, Gwalia Garage. The military authorities took over the house in 1939, in 1952 the premises were bought by F. W. Woolworths, who re-built on the site in 1978. w. james
Jiangyan Fashion Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd.,
China
Current producers of a range of pumps, one of which is their "Big Nostalgic", recognisable by a frog embellishment on the spout, and also offered for sale by Kovoplast, of the Czech Republic. Jiangyang pumps carry the model numbers BSA-75, BSB-75, BSC-75, BSD, BSF, BSL, BSK, BSM or GBS-86.

See also "HP75", under Unknowns, below.
 
Kaiser & Kuehne
A company in Germany which specialises in creative play equipment, and who have supplied a modern water pump to Durley Chine paddling pool, Bournemouth.  
C. Keeley,
Plumber,
Harleston.
Reported on a lead pump offered for sale on the Internet.

Charles Keeley advertised himself as "New and Secondhand Furnisher, Plumber and Decorator" and traded in the Old Market Place, Harleston, Norfolk.
 
James Kelly,
St. Canice's Place,
Kilkenny,
Ireland.
"KELLY AND SON ENGINEERS KILKENNY" seen on a pump in Londonderry. This is probably James Kelly, whose business is listed in 1884 as an Agricultural Implement Manufactory in St Canice's Place, Kilkenny. Elsewhere it is described in 1884 as being in St Canice's Place, site unknown. kelly
Kennedy's Ltd,
167, Holdenhurst Rd
Bournemouth
"... HOLDENHURST ROAD KENNEDY'S BOURNEMOUTH LTD BOURNEMOUTH" seen on a label attached to a Lee Howl pump at Winterborne Stickland, Dorset. [The missing digits before HOLDENHURST ROAD will almost certainly be 167 - the address of their headquarters.]

Kennedy's were builders' merchants & plumbers who occupied various properties in Bournemouth. By 1920 they were at 45, 47 & 49 Holdenhurst Rd, and in 1930 they added newly-built premises at 167 Holdenhurst Rd, which became their showrooms and head office. They had a number of other depots in Andover, Boscombe, Branksome, New Milton, Poole, Southampton, Taunton and Winton. They were taken over by Travis Perkins in the late 1980s.
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Killon & Sons,
Egerton St,
Chester.
"J & W KILLON CHESTER" seen on a pump at Preston-on-the-Hill, Halton, and "J & W KILLON 1874 CHESTER" on one at Waverton, Cheshire. The name J. Killon & Co, pumpmakers and wellsinkers of 30 or 31 Egerton St., Chester, appears in 1864 and 1902 trade directories. Elsewhere a late "William Killon, pumpmaker" is mentioned.
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W. Kinsman,
Launceston
"W.KINSMAN LANSON" seen on a lead pump in Launceston museum. (Lanson is an old form of Launceston.) In 1891 a William Kinsman was a plumber's apprentice in South Petherwin - very near Launceston - and another of his pumps can still be found at South Petherwin, with information to confirm that it was installed there in 1898. w. kinsman
W. J. Knox & Sons,
Railway St,
Lisburn.

"W. J. KNOX & SONS LISBURN" seen very indistinctly on a pump in Armoy, Co. Antrim. "W. J. KNOX & SONS LISBURN" and "R. KNOX LISBURN" seen on pumps offered for sale in Dromore, Co. Down. No information has been found on R. Knox, but Messrs W. J. Knox & Sons, Railway Street, Lisburn, were established in about 1850. William John Knox himself died in 1878, but the firm continued until about 1970, being recorded as having installed the plumbing, electric and gas fittings in Lisburn Central Primary School in 1934.
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Kovoplast,
Czech Republic
The Kovoplast Company of the Czech Republic currently make a number of pumps, including one marked NP75, and others marked STANDARD T or STANDARD II. Their older pumps also include a trident trademark, but this seems nowadays to be reserved solely for the Sigma group - see below. A old STANDARD T pump found in Exton, Devon, carries the trident mark, but also includes the additional markings ON112230 and 97485. Just to confuse things even further, the company seems to produce (or distribute?) a so-called "Big Nostalgic" pump apparently identical to that made by the Jiangyan Fashion Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd., China (see above). Some evidence to suggest that their pump handles can carry a discrete "C" marking.

There's an NP75T pump at Sywell Country Park, Ecton, Northants.

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See also "HP75", under Unknowns, below.
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Chas Lack & Sons Ltd,
Engineers,
Cottenham
Cambs
Seen on pumps in Bassingbourn, Little Shelford and Whittlesford, Cambs; and (until the sign was lost) at Hadstock, Essex. Charles Lack and Sons were agricultural engineers (pumps, boilers, etc) and well-sinkers. They were in business from about 1875 to no later than 1978. They produced a unique design of flywheel pump, using a weighted chain arrangement, found at Hadstock, Clavering and Elmdon, Essex; and West Wratting, Cambs. chas lack
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Lamb
Berwick
A pump near Horncliffe, Northumberland, carries the name "LAMB BERWICK". A David Alexander Lamb traded as a plumber and glazier in Berwick upon Tweed in the mid-1800s. Later the company was known as David A. Lamb & Son, 13 Woolmarket, and by 1908 the business had been taken on by the son, George Manners Lamb. lamb
Lambeth Brass & Iron
Co Ltd.
91 & 93 Southwark St London SE
 They were advertising in 1901. No further information at present.  
George Le Feuvre,
Bath St,
St. Helier
Jersey.
A plaque (now lost) reading "G.LE FEUVRE IRON FOUNDER JERSEY 1862" was once on a pump on Mont Les Vaux, St. Aubin, in the parish of St. Brelade, Jersey. (Fittingly, Le Feuvre = The Smith.)  
Le Grand & Sutcliff,
Bunhill Row,
London EC.
Found on a pump at Langport, Soms, dated 1878. They were established in 1872 at 100 Bunhill Row, London, became a private company in 1920 and a public company in 1948. In 1961 they are recorded as "Civil engineers, well drillers, undertaking manufacture of specialised equipment for oil industry, such as pumping units, casing heads and other well head equipment". In 1889 an advertisement showed that they also had a Westminster branch at 7, Great Queen St., SW. Latterly known at Le Grand, Sutcliff & Gell. Further information from wellmasters.co.uk has revealed that Le Grand & Sutcliffe were well known well diggers operating on the south coast, installing wells (brick lined and mainly large scale - 1 metre plus) from Brighton to Devon.

A pitcher pump in Dymchurch, E. Sussex, has the words "LEGRANDES" and "LONDON" around the rim, and possibly some other letters which are hidden from view.
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le grandes
T. Leake,
Plummer [sic].
 Reported on a pump in Wymeswold, Leics. Good name for a plumber!  
Lee, Howl & Co.
Tipton,
Staffs
Lee, Howl, Ward & Howl was established in Tipton, Staffs, in 1880, and from this emerged in 1887 the firm of Lee, Howl & Co. Examples are commonly found all over the country, second only in number to Joseph Evans pumps. There is a persistent rumour that back in the early days Joseph Evans's chief designer apparently defected to Lee Howl, and from this time onwards some of their pumps bore a striking similarity to those of Joseph Evans. An article in "Old Glory" magazine of March 1994 provided confirmation that Lee Howl pumps carried a flag trademark (to copy the lion would have added insult to injury). Click on this link to check out other ways of telling the two makes apart.

(See also the entry for Paragon, below.)

There's a Lee Howl chain pump at a farm near Leigh, Dorset.
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Lewis,
Launceston.
 "LEWIS LANSON" seen on a pump in Pipers Pool, Cornwall, and also on one offered for sale over the internet in 2003. "Lewis Launceston" pump offered for sale over the internet in Oct 2012.  
William Ligget,
Linenhall St/Bridge St Ballymena
"W. LIGGET BALLYMENA" seen on a highly corroded pump at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, Co. Down. William Ligget advertised himself in the Ballymena newspapers as a "Plumber, Bell-hanger and Gas Fitter, Copper and Tin Worker and Lead Merchant". His name first appears in 1855; by 1859 he was working from Linenhall St, and by 1876 had moved to 16 Bridge St, Ballymena. He advertised regularly until at least 1884, but by 1889 he described himself as a "Lead and Metal Merchant" of Bridge St. It is likely that he died in 1890.
G. Lines & Sons,
2, Lode Lane,
Solihull
"G. LINES & SONS ENGINEERS SOLIHULL" reported on a pump purchased from an architectural salvage company and undergoing renovation.

"G. LINES PUMP MAKER SOLIHULL" or "G. LINES AND SONS PUMPMAKERS SOLIHULL" also seen on Joseph Evans pumps at Ladbroke, Lowsonford, Pinley Green and Norton Lindsey, all in Warks.

"Messrs. G. Lines & Sons of Solihull, plumbers and well engineers" were mentioned in a 1937 document, and a number of times in 1965/66 as being at 2, Lode Lane, Solihull.
B. Lines

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Lion Foundry,
Kirkintilloch,
Glasgow
Name found pumps in Ayr, South Ayrshire, and in Covington, South Lanarkshire. This famous ironwork company was initially established in 1880 by the firm Jackson, Brown & Hudson, in direct competition with Macfarlane's (see below). A detailed history and record of their products can be found at http://www.edlc.co.uk/heritage/local_history/online_exhibitions/the_lion_foundry.aspx. See also http://www.edlc.co.uk/heritage/archives.aspx.

Their No1 pump was featured in their catalogues from 1881 to 1945, and apparently this was the only model they made.
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Llewellins & James,
Castle Green,
Bristol.
(a) Name present on pumps at Alveston, Olveston and Oldbury-on-Severn, S.Glos; Ham, Glos; Ilminster and Rode, Soms; Little Petherick, Cornwall.

(b) Seen on pumps at Tintinhull House, Soms; High Littleton, Bath & NE Soms; Porthpean, Cornwall; Thurloxton, Soms, and (highly corroded) at Upper Castle Coombe and Colerne, Wilts.

(c) Seen on examples at Burnett and Chew Magna, Bath & NE Soms.

Also noted stamped on the brass spout of a lead pump in St. Martin, Guernsey.

Although it's corroded, a pump in St. Peter parish, Jersey, seems to have the name spelled "LEWELLEN & JAMES"

Llewellins & James were well-known bell founders, but were also described as being "brewery engineers" and makers of "philosophical instruments" - i.e., mathematical.


Some advertising literature from about 1860-1870 gives their address as Castle Green, Bristol, and offers lifting pumps, ship or rum pumps, jack pumps (subsequently discovered that this is another term for a lift & force pump), garden engines, copper brewers' pumps, etc.
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a. llewellins & james
b. llewellins & james

c. llewellins & james
Lock,
Topsham,

Devon.
"LOCK TOPSHAM" found on a pump in Topsham, Devon.  
Lott & Walne Ltd,
The Foundry,
Dorchester
Lott & Walne were described as engineers, ironfounders and agricultural implement manufacturers. They traded at least over the period 1899-1955, and a building carrying their name is still standing in Dorchester. A 1909 catalogue lists their liquid manure and water carts with detachable pumps, including a "Strong 4in improved type detachable lift pump" at £3-0-0, and a "Strong 4in detachable lift and force pump" at £5-0-0. Their name appears on pumps in (a.) Piddlehinton and (b.) Melcombe Bingham, Dorset. a. lott walne

b. lott & walne
J. Lowden & Co,
Belfast
Seen on a cowtail pump in Hilltown, Co. Down; at Mount Stewart, Co. Down; at Loughries, Co. Down; and on a pump offered for sale via the internet. No further information. lowden
R. F. Luxton,
Plumber & ironmonger,
Holsworthy
"R. F. LUXTON" seen stamped on the lead cap of a pump in Pyworthy, Devon. A Russel Frederick Luxton , b. 1908, is listed as a plumber & ironmonger in Holsworthy in 1939. luxton
Walter MacFarlane & Co.,
Saracen Foundry,
Glasgow.
MacFarlane's was by the 1890s the biggest manufacturer of sanitary & architectural ironwork in Britain - possibly even in the world. They were famed for their ornate fountains, which they sold as far afield as Australia - and for a detailed history of the company and record of their products see: http://www.scottishironwork.org/database.asp. Only a very few of their basic village pumps seem to have survived, two of which are on the Isle of Bute, one at Field Broughton, Cumbs, and for some reason there's one at the Bovey Tracey Pottery Museum, in Devon. One bearing all the hallmarks of a MacFarlane village pump (but no ident) is near New Abbey, Dumf & Gall, and there's also a splendid municipal pump in Caistor, Lincs.

Marcus Simms has noticed that the pumps at East Cowes and Shorwell, Isle of Wight, are essentially identical to a MacFarlane's No. 1 pump, but with the addition of an emblem comprising a rope-entwined anchor - see below. Current thinking is that they might have been produced by MacFarlanes under an Admiralty contract. (The company also provided the municipal fountain in Cowes.)
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Mackney & Admonds,
Delf St.,
Sandwich
Makers of a pump at the junction of Delf St/King St/Market St, in Sandwich, Kent. Melville's 1858 Directory of Kent lists them as "millwrights, smiths, ironmongers, etc., Delf street". mackney & admonds
Magee & Co,,
32, Ann St,

Belfast.
"MAGEE & CO BELFAST." seen on pumps at Myra Castle, Strangford, Spring Hill (NT) at Moneymore, Magherafelt, Co.Antrim, and the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, Co. Down. Magee & Co., plumbers, gas fitters and lead merchants appear in 1861 and 1868 Belfast street directories, with the Magee residence being included as Cluan Cottage, Ballymacarrett. magee
Edward Margrett,
Kenney Iron Works,
King's Rd,

Reading.
"E. MARGRETT READING" seen on two, possibly three, pumps in Hambleden, Bucks. Edward Margrett was listed as an ironmonger in Reading at least as early as 1871. In 1882 he exhibited at a Royal Agricultural Show a pump he had made in connection with Norton's Tube Wells. His address was given as 1 King St, Reading, and his works - Kennet Iron Works - were at King's Rd., Reading. In 1882 he described himself as "Artesian Well Borer, manufacturer of all kinds of Heating Apparatus, Fencing and Wrought Iron Work". His advertisement offered Norton's Patent Tube Wells and every description of Pumps for Hand, Horse or Steam Power". In 1892 he described himself as a hydraulic and sanitary engineer, and is recorded as having established many boreholes and artesian wells all over Berkshire. He seems to have retired by 1901, but continued to advise the company of Margrett & Allsebrook of High Bridge Works, Duke St, Reading. He died aged 73 in 1914, margrett
Maric Fabrications,
Kidderminster.
"1999 MARIC FABS" found on a pump at Stoke Prior, Herefs. Maric Fabrications is a company in Kidderminster, and the pump has the look of a modern replica. maric fabs
Martin "MARTIN" and "FOREIGN" seen on a pump in Hellingly, E. Sussex. martin
C.P.Martin,
Engineer,
Harpenden
Seen on a flywheel & crank pump at Newnham, Herts. c.p.martin
Matterson, Huxley & Watson Ltd,
Lion Foundry,
Coventry
Catalogue found at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum library by Alison Muir - thanks, Alison. The company also had a London office and showroom at 57/60, Holborn Viaduct, EC1. Elsewhere they appear listed as a private company in 1890, and in 1912 appear as "Iron, Brass and Aluminium Founders and suppliers of Castings for Motors". By 1961 they are "Ironmongers and structural engineers specialising in agricultural machinery, hardware and tools". Among a small range of pumps they advertised their "Matto" Double Acting Plunger Pump.  
Mayrs & Huston,
Coleraine
Reported on a cowtail pump at Knocknadona, near Lisburn, Co. Antrim. So far we've not been able to find out anything more about this firm. mayrs & huston

mayrs & huston
J. McCandless,
10, Church St.,
Coleraine.
Name seen on a pump at Capecastle, near Ballycastle, Co. Antrim. John McCandless Ltd, Plumber, Gasfitter & Ironmonger of Coleraine, were at one time at 10 Church Street, and there is still a John McCandless plumbing supply company in Coleraine, although at a different address. mccandless
McCann,
Omagh,
Co. Tyrone.
"McCANN RP OMAGH" seen on a pump at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh. No further information found. (RP = Registered Plumber.) mccann
T. McCleave,
Holywood,
Co. Down.
"T. McCLEAVE HOLYWOOD" seen on a pump at Seapark, Holywood. No historical information found but there is a still a company by the name of T. McCleave operating from an address in Holywood. McCleave
H. H. McErlean,
Magherafelt
"H. H. McERLEAN M_FELT" seen on pumps in Clady and Draperstown, Co. Londonderry, and a 1958 newspaper advertisement shows the company as Plumbers, Sanitary & Heating Engineers at Queen St., Magherafelt. Name seen as "H. H. MCEARLEAN KNOCKLOUGHRIM" at Cloagh, Co. Londonderry and also on a pump on display at a garden centre in Weston, Lincs. mcerlean
A. McKenzie,
Castle St,
Lisburn.
"A. McKENZIE LISBURN" seen on a pump at Carricknadarriff, near Annahilt, Co. Down, and also on a pump in storage in Co. Antrim. Ulster trade directories for 1877 and 1880 record Alex McKenzie, gas fitter and plumber, Castle Street. By 1901 and 1907 the entry is "McKenzie, Mrs., gas fitter & plumber, Castle Street". mckenzie
H. McManus & Sons,
Randalstown.
Seen on Belfast pattern pumps at Lisburn and Baileysmill, Co. Down. This company has been in existence since the late 1800s and is still trading as McManus Hardware, 1-3, Main St., Randalstown. H. McManus
H. McManus & Sons,
Ballymena.
Name seen on a probable Chinese replica Irish cowtail pump at a country show. See also Rankin, John McNiece and Tianjin Shirun International Trade Co., Ltd., below. ballymena
John McNiece,
53, Mill St,
Ballymena
"JOHN McNIECE BALLYMENA" seen on a pump in Broughshanen, Co.Amtrim; also "[...] McNIECE BALLYMENA" on a pump at Derrytrusk, C'Tyrone.

"McNiece, Ballymena" reported on a pump in Burlington, Ontario, which in 1902 was on a farm near Ballymena. This is good evidence that it's an original, and not a Chinese copy. The 1907 and 1910 Belfast/Ulster Street Directories list "McNeice, John, cycle agent, registered plumber and sanitary engineer, Factor of Close Ranges, Tiled Grates, etc., 53 Mill Street".
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Thos Meredith,
Malvern.
Seen on a pump at the Rose & Crown, Redmarley, Glos, and one for sale on the Internet carried the name "Meredith Malvern". meredith
Meynell & Inman,
Montrose St., Wolverhampton.

(In 1884 became James Meynell & Son, Little's Lane, Wolverhampton.)
Manufacturers of Lift and Force Pumps. See:
http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/
Engineering/meynellvalves/meynell01.htm
 
Middleton,
Westminster.
Seen on a pump in Coleshill, Oxon, with a possible obscured date of "188x". Can't find out anything about this company yet, although there was a Westminster Foundry. middleton
R. R. Miles,
Leominster Foundry,
42, West St.,

Leominster

Also
R.R. & H. Miles

and
H. Miles
"R.R.MILES" and "LEOMINSTER" found on a pump at Bircher, Herefs. "R.R.& W.MILES" and "LEOMINSTER" seen on a pump at Newborough, Staffs. "H. MILES" and "LEOMINSTER" seen on a pump in St. Michael's, Worcs.

Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire, 1876-7, has the following entry: MILES RICHARD REES, general brass and iron founder, millwright, machinist, engineer, and maker and dealer in agricultural implements, Leominster foundry, 42 West Street (see advertisement page 9).

Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire, 1879, includes: Miles Rd. Rees, millwright, Leominster foundry, 42 West Street

I've been told by a descendant of Richard (thanks, Catherine) that he had a foundry in Leominster from 1861 with his brother William. Later his son, Henry, took it over before it was sold to an electricity company at the start of the 20th century.
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Millfield Foundry,
Belfast
Reported on pumps at Portadown and Dromore, Co. Down. Also on one near Birches, Co. Tyrone. Messrs. James Moore and Sons, Millfield Foundry, Belfast, are listed in Belfast street directories from 1877; in 1901 they appear as "Moore, Jas., & Sons Ltd., Millfield Foundry and engineering works, 102 to 116 Millfield"; but in 1907 & 1910 the entries read "Millfield Foundry (Successors to Jas. Moore & Sons Ltd.), Foundry and Engineering Works, 102 to 116 Millfield". millfield
J. Miskelly,
Newtownards
"J. MISKELLY NEWTONARDS " [sic] seen on a pump at Mount Stewart, Newtownards, Co. Down. No further information, but there is still an O. Miskelly trading as a plumber in Newtownards. miskelly
John Mitchell,
Wimborne Minster
"[J?] MITCHELL PLUMBER" seen on a lead pump dated 1766 at the Priest's House Museum, Wimborne Minster. The will of a John Mitchell, plumber, of Wimborne Minster was lodged in 1817. mitchell
Mono Ltd,
Manchester.
Label seen on a modern pump at Kew Steam Musuem. mono
A. G. Mumford,
Culvert St Iron Works,
Colchester
"Engineer, Iron and Brass Founder and Boilermaker", who made deep well pumps. Found in an old catalogue.  
The F.E.Myers & Bro Co,
347 Fourth St,

Ashland, Ohio
"F.E.MYERS & BRO", "THE ASHLAND" and "ASHLAND O.U.S.A" see on a pump at Pencader, Carms. Brothers Francis and Philip Myers founded the company in 1870, initially making farm implements and then moved into pump making. They expanded into industrial pumps and sold up in 1960 to the McNeil Corp of Akron, Ohio. In 1986 Pentair Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota, acquired them and they still trade as part of their water products group under the Myers name today. myers
Newman Hender & Co,
Woodchester,

Stroud,
Glos
The trademark "NH" can be found on semi-rotaries at Theescombe and Pinfarthings, in the Nailsworth/Amberley area of Glos. One carries the inscription "No1", and the other "No4", which commonly on such pumps refer to the bore size. Another at Birdlip, Glos, is a No6, and there's a further semi-rotary at Thwaite's Mill, Stourton, W. Yorks. Mangerton Mill, in Dorset, has a No1 mounted on a tripod, and there was a very small portable NH semi-rotary fitted to a monopod at a Steam Fair in Cheltenham, Glos, in 2009.

Newman Hender & Co was formed in 1896, when Hender Stevenson & Co of Nailsworth merged with Newman & Co, of Woodchester. They became one of the UK's leading manufacturers of industrial valves, expanding significantly in the 1960s and 1970s, when they supplied valves for the North Sea oil and gas industry, and were the largest employer in the area. However, they were eventually bought out, and the site was closed in 1994. A very detailed company history can be found at http://www.gsia.org.uk/reprints/1994/gi199411.pdf.
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L [?] Nichols,
Melton
The words "L [?] NICHOLS MELTON PLUMBER" seen on a lead pump in Melton Carnegie Museum, Melton Mobray, Leics. No further information found. nichols
Nordsee Pumpen,
Jesteburg,

Germany
Seen on a pump offered for sale on ebay, and very similar models (but without any trademarks) have been noted at Clearwell, Glos; Llanychaer, Pembs; Bransgore, Hants; Wangford and Darsham, Suffolk. nordsee
Norton Hamar,
Tywyn
Seen on a large Joseph Evans pump in Bryncrug, Gwynedd, and is therefore likely to be the name of the installer. No history of the firm found, but Norton Hamar was born in Bishops Castle c.1877 and his son Eric was born in Towyn (as it was spelled then) in 1909. norton hamar
G. C. Ogle & Sons Ltd,
Perseverance Works,
Ripley,
Derby
"G. C. Ogle[...] Ripley, Derby" seen on a chain pump on a farm at Newhaven, Derbs. The company advertised themselves as manufacturers of rollers, harrows and drags, and also produced two-stroke petrol engines pre-/post-First World War. George Clarke Ogle (1826-1908). The company still trades today, as Hydraulics UK Ltd, Victoria Road, Ripley. ogle
Ohio This name found on a small barrel pump in Wouldham, Kent, with what might be a "4" just below it. There is an Ohio Pump Co in Salem, Ohio, USA - but no evidence of any link. ohio
S. Owens & Co,
Hydraulic and General Engineers,
Whitefriars St, Fleet St,
London EC
The company was previously known as Clinton and Owens - see above.

"S. Owens & Co, Engineer, London" features on two pumps at Quainton, Bucks, one at East Challow, Oxon, examples at East End and Preston Candover, Herts, and one in Rye, E. Sussex. Another, near Warwick, reads "Owens & Co., Engineers, Whitefriars St., London". Another pump is reported in Horningsham, Wilts, to have the maker's name "Owen & Son, Engineers, London". Their catalogues show that they made an enormous range of "Pumps, Fire Engines, Garden Engines, Sluice Valves, Hydrants &c". There's a reference to Messrs. S. Owens & Co's engineering works at Arlesey, Beds, and to Owen's Pump Works closing there in 1925, but it's not clear whether this is the same company. The very impressive pumps at Hampton Court, Esher, Stalbridge, Cranfield, Brastead, Ickenham and Ipplepen have now been confirmed to be made by Owens.
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Paragon The name "PARAGON" has been noted on a small but growing number of pumps dotted around the country. It is usually accompanied by typical Lee Howl markings such as a flag - very similar but not identical to the traditional Lee Howl flag - and their bold statement "All British Made". The image opposite shows the name and flag very clearly on a small lift pump in Hertfordshire which has been renovated. Other locations include Borde Hill Gardens, nr Haywards Heath, W. Sussex; Ferring, W. Sussex; Gluttons Bridge, Derbs; and St. Piran's Well, Trethevy, near Tintagel, Cornwall. Furthermore there's an old paraffin/petrol pump in Llanychaer, Pembs, at the heart of which is "The Paragon No 4 Semi-Rotary Pump".

After much research, we've discovered Paragon pumps advertised within Lee Howl advertisements and catalogues; it seems that the company adopted this name at some latter stage, and was still using it in the late 1930s.
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Parry Pumps "PARRY" seen on pumps in Woodbridge and Pakenham, Suffolk; Weedon, Bucks; Myra Castle, near Strangford, Co. Down; Milborne. St. Andrew, Dorset; and reportedly on one in Ardleigh, Essex. Three of the pumps also carry the words "British Make", and they look identical to a Lee Howl model. A pitcher pump offered for sale over the internet carried the words "PARRY PUMPS" around its cap.

Very little can be confirmed about this company, but it is possible that they were Parry Pumps of Walsall. In February 1989 The London Gazette carried a notice that Parry Pumps Ltd, Valve Manufacturers, was one of a number of companies that were to be wound up voluntarily. There is no confirmation that this was indeed the company which produced the pumps we've seen.
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T. Paskin,
Dudley
"T. PASKIN DUDLEY" reported on a pump at Brewood, Staffs. A Thomas Paskin, pump maker, appeared in the 1841 census for Sedgley (now in West Mids), and with an address at Stone Pit Lane.

See also D. Williams, Dudley, below.
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W. Pearson,
Bedale
Seen on lead pumps in Carthorpe and Thirn, N. Yorks. No further information. pearson
Petter & Edgar,
Yeovil
Found on pumps in Tintinhull and East Coker, Soms. John Bazeley Petter had an ironmonger's business in Yeovil in 1865, and went into partnership with Henry F. Edgar a few years later to produce an expanded range of ironmongery, agricultural implements and machinery, including the "Nautilus" grate that was installed in Balmoral and Osborne House. Henry Edgar died in 1886, but Petter went on to develop oil engines which by 1912 were being widely exported. He established the Westland Foundry in 1914, which developed ultimately into Westland Aircraft. Read more at http://www.yeovilvision.co.uk/data/57.htm. petter and edgar
Phillips & Hopwood, Engine Makers. Built the Exchange Pump, Cornhill, London. Samuel Phillips was making fire engines by 1760; in 1797 the firm became Phillips & Hopwood; in 1811 it was James Hopwood; by 1818 it was Hopwood & Tilley; by 1825 Tilley & Co; and around 1853 Shand, Mason & Co. Merryweather & Sons Ltd took them over in 1928.  
The Phoenix Engineering Company Ltd,
Phoenix House,
Chard,
Soms
"PHOENIX CO LD CHARD" seen on a pump on Lindisfarne, Northumbs. "PHOENIX ENG CO LTD CHARD" seen elsewhere on a diaphragm pump, together with the words "THE FLOODGATE". The Smith Brothers established their Phoenix Iron Foundry in 1839, and in 1891 Edward Rusk bought them out to form the Phoenix Engineering Co. Ltd. The company had links with the Pulsometer Engineering Company and produced pumps under that brand name. Phoenix was reorganised in 1905 and subsequently expanded their product lines. (They also had a link with well-known pump-makers Llewellins & James of Bristol - see above.) The two World Wars saw them exporting - among other products - their pumps around the world. The original foundry closed in the 1960s and the manufacture of pumps ceased but the company concentrated on other product lines, and it continues to flourish today. More history. A book has been written by Derrick Warren on the history of the company - "The Phoenix Works, Chard" - published by the Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society, ISBN 978 0 9558742 1 5. See also "Smith, Chard", below. phoenix

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Thomas Pickering and Sons,
Iron Founders,
Market Place,
Driffield,
East Yorkshire
"T. PICKERING & SONS DRIFFIELD" seen on a pump offered for sale over the Internet. Evidence points to their being in existence from about 1864.

"T. PICKERING VICTORIA FOUNDRY DRIFFIELD" seen on pumps at Wetwang and Sledmere, E. Yorks.

A pump of the same design is also at Weaverthorpe, N. Yorks, and an incomplete one at Thwing, E. Yorks.
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pickering
Pompes Briau,
Tours,
France.
"POMPES BRIAU" and a trademark "PB" seen on a pump for sale on eBay, and another at an architectural salvage centre. The company seems to have been in existence since 1854. A model PB40 has now been located in Shaw, Wilts.  
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briau
Pompes Corneau,
Deville,
Charleville,
France.
An unusual immigrant. Seen on a Model 33 pump in Shere, Surrey, and another in some gardens opened to the public in Ferring, W. Sussex. A Model 34 was spotted in a shop in Moira, Co. Down, and a Model 32 was offered for sale on French e-Bay. DeVille

deville
Pompes Japy
Fesches-Le-Chatel
France
"JAPY" and various combinations of numbers seen on small pumps, including a semi-rotary, offered for sale on eBay. The company is still in existence, and manufactures hand pumps, including small lift pumps and semi-rotaries, designed to pump acids, water, seawater, petrol, diesel fuel, oils and solvents.

JAPY

JAPY
W. Pope,
Topsham,
Devon.
Nameplate seen on a pump in Topsham, Devon. White's Devonshire Directory of 1850 lists Wm. H. Pope under "Painters, Plumbers and Glaziers". (And the Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce & Manufacture published c.1794 has a Simon Pope, plumber & glazier, listed as a resident of Topsham.)  
J. Portnell,
Wincanton.
Their name appears on a Bamford's pump in North Cheriton, Soms. j. portnell
William Prockter,
Southgate St,
Launceston,

Cornwall.
Pumps in South Petherwin and Tregeare, Cornwall, carry the name "PROCKTER LANSON". Lanson is an archaic version of the name Launceston and a William Prockter, ironmonger, traded in the town at least over the period 1851-1881.  prockter
Colin Pullinger,
Selsey,
West Sussex.
A commemorative plaque records him (1814-94) as: "Undertaker, wooden pump maker, repairer of umbrellas, letter writer and clerk to the Selsey Sparrow Club".   
Trademark currently used by the Puteus Company of Tönisvorst Germany. Seen on small pumps all over England and Wales, and which can be bought new at garden centres. Some, however, are seemingly much older - we know of one which was bought from a salvage yard 20 years ago - and I've not yet got to the bottom of this, despite writing to Puteus about it (no reply). See also the "N" logo used by the Chinese company Tianjin Shirun International Trade Co., Ltd on practically identical pumps, and the enigmatic "B" and "PW" pumps listed at the bottom of the page. P Logo
Rankin & Co.,
4, Linenhall St.,
Ballymena.
"RANKIN & CO BALLYMENA" is found widely but usually on Chinese replica Belfast pattern "cowtail" pumps. However, various Belfast/Ulster street directories for 1902-1916 list "Rankin & Co., plumbers, 4 Linenhall street, Ballymena" or "Charles Rankin", and once in a while the Rankin pump turns out to be a genuine original. Marcus Simms, an exceptionally observant young man in Northern Ireland, has provided us with a means of telling apart a genuine "Belfast" pattern pump and a Chinese copy.

"C RANKIN MAGHERAFELT" is on a genuine pump at Dunlopstown, Co. Antrim (see right).

"C RANKIN BALLYMENA" is on genuine ones at Magherafelt and Boleran, Co. Londonderry; and Randalstown, Co. Antrim.

A genuine C. RANKIN BALLYMENA pump in Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, also carries the statement "ESTD 1866".


And now "A. RANKIN" has turned up (see right). An Alexander Rankin is currently registered in Magherafelt.
rankoin - genuine

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a rankin
Alexander Rankin & Son Ltd
60 Main Street
Castledawson MAGHERAFELT
Ransomes, Sims and Jeffries,
Agricultural Engineers,
Ipswich.
"RANSOME" or "RANSOME & SIMS" reported on pumps in Ridgewell, Essex, and in Somerleyton, Monks Eleigh and Stowmarket, Suffolk. A book has been written by Brian Bell about this company - ISBN 1-903366-15-1.

"RANSOME IPSWICH" seen on a flywheel and crank pump in the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket. The company was originally called Ransome & Son, from 1809, and a notice at the museum claims that a final "s" was added to the name from 1846.
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RC Found on a pump in Borth, Ceredigion; Brackenfield, Derbs; at an auction at Welland, Worcs; and on a very smart brass pump in private hands. Currently unknown manufacturer, although another "RC" pump (with a "3" on the barrel) was included in a job lot of European (i.e., non-British) pumps offered for sale by a Belgian dealer at an agricultural show in Malvern, Worcs. An "RC 3" has also turned up at an antique dealers in the USA, with embellishments which might suggest a Chinese origin.

An RC 4 is in Thornford, Dorset.

The best bet so far is a company called Richardson & Cruddas Ltd, of India, established in 1858 and still going strong. They currently produce the India Mark II hand pump which has found wide use in developing countries.
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RC 4
"Real" Seen on a pump at Pentrich, Derbs, and also (middle image) on a pump offered for sale on eBay. This latter pump also carried a name on the pump handle, which could be read as "C Allen's". (Research continues - see C. Allen & Sons, Taunton, above.) pentrich

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R & J Reeves,
Bratton Ironworks,
Bratton,
Wilts.
"Bratton Reeves" is to be found on a chain pump at Barrington Court, a National Trust property nr Ilminster, Somerset. The firm was well-established by the mid-1800s, and surviving catalogues show a wide range of products. They were major employers in the village until business declined and they finally closed in 1970/73. More information available at: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom.php?id=27 and http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=102813. reeves
John Richmond and Son,
Chelmsford.
"RICHMOND & SON. ENGINEERS. CHELMSFORD." reported on a large roadside pump in Southminster, Essex. English Heritage reports: "Of importance as the only known identifiable casting of the Richmond Foundry and one of only 2 obelisk survivors, the other circa 1850 at Ridgewell. [Essex and the Industrial Revolution. John Booker, E.R.O. 66. 1974.]" richmond
Richter Spielgeräte GmbH,
Frasdorf,

Germany.
Seen on a modern hand pumps at the Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk; Stanwick, Northants; a park in Coventry, and various other locations.They also market their products under the name "unitedplay". richter
Riddels Ltd,
Belfast.
"RIDDELS LIMITED BELFAST" seen on a pump at Ballymacricket, Co. Antrim, and also at Holywood, Co. Down. An 1877 trade directory lists a Riddel & Co., furnishing and manufacturing iron mongers, at 49 Donegall Place, Belfast. John Riddel & Son of Lisburn today describe themselves as wholesale hardware merchants, established in 1803. Is this the same company? riddels

J. Ridgway & Sons,
Chester.
"J. RIDGEWAY & SONS CHESTER" reported on a pump at Bretton, Flintshire. There was a James Ridgway in Castle St., Chester, described in the 1911 census return as a "Mineral Borer and Well-Sinker", but so far no other evidence has emerged.  
E & H Roberts,
Britannia Ironworks, Deanshanger.
For 100 years the Roberts Iron Foundry of Deanshanger (Britannia Ironworks) were very successful agricultural implement makers and engineers, but they finally went into liquidation in 1927. Their neat and distinctive water pillars can be found in a number of places, but an example of a pump made by the company is rare. One has been found at Puxley, near Deanshanger, and the name of the company is stamped on the handle of a standard Joseph Evans lift & force pump salvaged in Towcester, Northants.
More information at: http://www.deanshangerironworks.co.uk/, http://clutch.open.ac.uk/schools/deanshanger99/pages/
intro.html
, http://clutch.open.ac.uk/schools/deanshanger99/pages/
rob_hist.html
and
http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/mkm/roberts.html.
E & H Roberts

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Thomas Roberts Ltd,
Coventry Rd,
Warwick.
"T ROBERTS [LTD?] WARWICK FOUNDRY" seen on a pump at Barford, Warks. Thomas Roberts's iron foundry is reported to have been in business as far back as 1810, although an entry in the London Gazette in Dec 1816 gave notice that "the partnership between George Baldwin and Thomas Roberts, in the business of Iron-Founders, carried on at Warwick, in the firm of G. Baldwin & Co" was to be dissolved, and that Thomas Roberts was carrying on the business by himself. Roberts's iron foundry had moved to the Coventry road by 1822 and "deservedly obtained considerable reputation for making all descriptions of machinery", remaining in business for a further half century. t.roberts
James Aston Roden,
Underhill St
Bridgnorth.
"J Aston Roden, Maker, Bridgnorth" found on a pump in Oldfield, Shrops. James Roden was established as an iron and brass founder in Underhill St, Bridgnorth, by 1861. His partnership with Henry Knott was dissolved in 1865, and the firm continued in light engineering under his son, James Aston Roden, until around 1926. roden
Root,
Ipswich
Seen on a pump at Tattingstone White Horse, Suffolk. William Root, plumber of Ipswich, was in business at least over the period 1871-1889, and at one stage employed 13 men and 5 boys. root
W. Rowe,
Yeovil.
Reported on a pump at Long Sutton, Soms, but the words have practically corroded away.  
Runwell See Ashwell & Nesbit, above. runwell
The Safety Water Elevator Company,
Dunstable.
a. Found on a pump in Grittleton, Wilts, and also at St. James South Elmham and Chattisham, Suffolk; apparently there's one at Cockayne Hatley, Beds, as well.

b. A different style manufacturer's label found on a model at the cottages near Rousham House, Oxon, reads: "THE SAFETY WATER ELEVATOR CO WORKS DUNSTABLE".

c. Another badge, found on eBay.

The Safety Water Elevator Co had offices and showrooms at 104, Leadenhall St., London, but their factory was in Dunstable, Beds. In 1905 they advertised the "Simple, strong, but ingenious Jonet's Patent" pump as being suitable for wells 10-1000 ft deep, and for a price of £10. It's not actually a pump, and works on the principle of buckets on a chain, operated by a handle.See: http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/52110/water-elevator-advertisment-1905/.
The Dunstable and District Local History Society has researched these devices and provided me with a detailed explanation of how they work. Thanks!
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b.
c. elevator
J SCOTT Junr,
Plumber,
Cookstown.
Seen on a pump in Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry, and with the name "WINNINGTON & Co WILSON ST BELFAST" dated 1902, on the other side. There is currently a W. J. Scott & Sons, plumbers, of Cookstown. j scott
John Sefton & Co,
Engineer, machinist and brassfounder,
102 & 104 Percy St.,
Belfast.
"JOHN SEFTON & CO ENGINEERS BELFAST" seen on a pump a pump at Magherally, Co. Down. Very little found on this company, other than that they were reported as being bankrupt in 1895. sefton
William Shalders,
Hydraulic Engineer,
Bank Plain,
Redwell St.,
Norwich.
Examples of their large pumps are in Norwich, Cringleford, Hethersett and Wymondham (possibly also in Gorleston-on-Sea), Norfolk. The company was also the maker of the much smaller Shalders' Patent Fountain Power Pump, one of which survives on Wymondham Railway Station. Advertisements for pumps produced by the company appeared in White’s 1845 Directory and Gazetteer of Norfolk, Hunt & Co's 1850 Directory of E. Norfolk & parts of Suffolk, and Kelly’s 1853 Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The company also exhibited at the Great Exhibition. shalders

shalders
Shijiazhuang Dingxin Metal Products Co., Ltd,
Shijiazhuang,
Hebei,
China
This company advertises itself as the manufacturer of various modern cast iron pumps appearing around the UK today. No evidence of any trademark.  
S. Shannon,
Belfast.

Seen on a Belfast pattern pump offered for sale over the internet. s. shannon
Sigma Group,
Czech Republic.
The trident seen on an NP75 pump in the old greenhouse at Whitland Abbey, Carms, and a number of other locations, is the trademark of the Sigma Group, of the Czech Republic, who currently make a wide range of modern electrically operated pumps. Their web site confirms that they've been around since 1868. But how did this pump find its way to Whitland Abbey? Also seen on a pump in Levens, Cumbria.

An otherwise identical pump, marked "NP75", but without the trident, is still made by the Kovoplast Company of the Czech Republic, see separate entry.


An NP-75 at Heversham, Cumbs, sports a trident and "ON 112220", and an NP-90 has turned up in private hands in Spratton, Northants, also with this number. Just to confuse things further, "ON 112220" also appears on a Kovoplast Standard T pump in Exton, Devon.

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See also "HP75", under Unknowns, below.
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trident logo
Sigmund Seen on a semi-rotary at Hilton, Dorset. A subsidiary of Sigma, set up in the UK in 1935 (See "Sigma/More") above. sigmund
A. C. Simpson
Armagh
Seen on a pump at Palace Stables, Armagh. The name "A. C. Simpson" features in Armagh history as a building contractor, but there's no confirmation that this firm had anything to do with the pump. simpson
Smith,
Chard
"SMITH CHARD" reported on a pump in private hands which came out of a garden in Winsham, Somerset. See The Phoenix Engineering Company, above. smith
George Smith & Co,
Sun Foundry,
Glasgow.
Name found on a large cast iron pump in St. Peter Port, Guernsey. The company was founded in 1858 and was one of the leading Scottish firms in producing decorative ironwork, their range including ornamental fountains, bandstands, gates and railings. They grew quickly, moving to larger premises in 1875, although after a further move they closed down in 1899. Read much more at http://www.scottishironwork.org/georgesmith.htm. There are further examples of almost identical pumps at Faversham, Kent; Elie, Fife; and Wick, Highland.

They produced small pumps too, which carry the same distinctive spout design as the larger pumps. Examples can be found at Darvel and Sorn, East Ayrshire; Plockton, Highlands; and Headcorn, Kent.
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J. Smith,
Whitchurch.
Reportedly the manufacturer of a pump in Prees, Shrops.  
N. Smith,
Newry.
Seen on a pump in Clogher, Co.Tyrone. n.smith
W. H. Smith,
Whitchurch.
Reportedly the makers of a pump in Bickley, Shropshire.  
Smith & Watson Ltd,
Ironmongery Stores,
Ross.
Nameplate found on a contractor's pump in private hands in Ross-on-Wye. The hedgehog image is one that has long been associated with Ross-on-Wye, but I can find no further information on the company. It remains likely that the pump was made by another manufacturer, such as Davies Bros of Wolverhampton, or Appleby's of Renishaw. Joseph Evans made them too, but they usually managed to include their Lion trademark somewhere on the pump. smith & watson
Sollory,
Nottingham.
"SOLLORY", "Plummers" [sic] and a date - 1826 - found on a lead pump at Wollaton Hall, Notts. Further research shows an entry for "Sollory John, Plumber & Glazier, Bridlesmith Gate" in Hodson's 1814 Directory for Nottingham. "Henry Sollary [sic] & Son, plumbers, glaziers, gas, bar & steam fitters, brass founders" appear in various directories for Mount St, Nottingham, in 1876, 1885 and 1891, and in St. James St in 1915. A James Sollory, plumber, is listed in the 1881 Census for Nottingham. sollory
C. W. Southall,
Comhampton,
Ombersley,
Worcs.
"C.W.SOUTHALL" reported stamped on the handle of a Thomas & Wilks pump in Kidderminster. William Southall was a blacksmith at 53 Gilgal, Lower Mitton, Stourport, in 1891. By 1901 he and his son, Charles William Southall, were working together at the same address as Pump Makers/Well Sinkers. Charles William Southall was recorded ten years later in the 1911 census for Comhampton, near Ombersley, Worcs, as a Pump Manufacturer.  
W. Sparrow,
Martock.
Found on a pump at Montacute House, Soms, and another in Martock, Soms. William Sparrow (b. 1836) established the Somerset Wheel and Wagon Works in 1868 and by 1871 the company is recorded as employing 38 staff. Entries in Kelly's Directory continued until 1875 ("William Sparrow, Engineer, millwright, Brass and Iron founder, agricultural implement maker, and all kinds of iron and wood wheels, Somerset Wheel and Wagon Works.") but in 1876 he apparently sold the company. He must have continued in business and by the time of WWI William Sparrow was employing 80-100 men. Records show that the company produced almost 7000 artillery wheels, 800 howitzer wheels, 250 steel bomb carriages and over three quarters of a million tent pegs. Today there's still a William Sparrow Ltd operating from Sparrow Works, Bower Hinton, Martock. W. Sparrow

sparrow
Charles Steel,
16, Crossgate,
Cupar
"STEEL CUPAR 1861" seen on a pump at Letham, Fife, and "STEEL CUPAR 1868" on one at Moonzie, Fife. The trade directories for the area show Charles Steel, Plumber, at 16 Crossgate, Cupar, in 1861 and 1862, but the entry at that address for 1866 is for "Mrs. Charles Steel, Plumber". Thanks to the folk at Cupar Heritage Centre for providing key information allowing this identification to be made. steel
Stevenson & Turner Ltd,
63, Pilot St,
Belfast.

Later of 1-17 West St, Belfast.
Belfast street directories of 1901 and 1910 describe them as "lead and composition pipe manufacturers, and general plumbers' furnishers, metal merchants". The firm isn't mentioned in the 1880 directory, although Stevenson name do appear as foundry or metal workers. The standard pumps in their catalogue are mainly those of Lee Howl, but they also advertise "Belfast" pattern pumps (offering to include the customer's name around the pump head).and double-wheeled deep well pumps. Both types are widely seen in Ireland but hardly ever in GB.  
T R Stewart,
Portadown
Seen on a pump near Birches, Co. Tyrone. No further information. stewart
Stock Sons & Taylors Ltd,
Temple St,
Birmingham
Seen on a pump in Raglan, Mon; in Alstone, Glos; on a lift & force pump that was originally in an old house in Herefordshire; and another has now been moved to a house in Ballycowan, Co. Down. There's also one at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, in Lincoln.

A slightly different maker's plate was seen on a lift and force pump, very similar to the Herefs pump, which was for sale in Cheltenham, Glos, and giving their address as Temple St, Birmingham. Evidence shows the company as being active in 1901 and in 1921.They also made sanitary ware, and were as some stage located in Berkley Street, Birmingham.

They went into liquidation in 1967, although by that time were described as "LEAD, GLASS, OIL AND COLOUR MERCHANTS of Charles Edward Road, Birmingham".

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stock sons & taylor
J. Stone & Co.,
Arklowe Rd
Deptford
"J. STONE & CO DEPTFORD" seen on a pump in Dorking, Surrey. J. Stone & Co was founded by Josiah Stone in a workshop in Deptford in 1831 and it is recorded that in 1842 they "moved to railway arches where he made hand pumps and manual fire engines". From 1881 their engineering works moved to Arklowe Rd , Deptford, where they expanded enormously, establishing a Fastener Division, a Boiler Division, a Rail Division, and a Laundry Division. After various name changes and mergers the Deptford factory closed in 1969. j stone

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Alfred Syer Ltd.,
14, Pentonville Rd
London N1
"A.Syer, [obscured word which might just be Pentonville Rd], London" seen on a pump in Great Walsingham, Norfolk, and - very clearly - also on a pump in Osmington, Dorset. The company made coal hole covers, many examples of which can still be found in London. A.Syer Ltd

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Tasker & Sons,
Andover,
Hants
William Tasker and his brother founded the Waterloo Ironworks in 1813 and his sons took over the business in 1857. By 1865 they were producing steam engines. It became a private company in 1932. By 1937 it was advertisng itself as "General engineers and trailer builders", and post-war it used the name "Tasker Trailers". By 1961 it had 650 employees, but after a series of takeovers the works were closed and finally demolished in 1984. The brand name was dropped in the late 1990s. A Taskers chain pump reportedly survives at the Science Museum, London.  
J. Tate,
Downpatrick,
Co. Down
"J. TATE DOWNPATRICK" Seen, indistinctly, on a pump at Myra Castle, Strangford, Co. Down. No further information. tate
Terpo There's a pump carrying this logo in private hands in Harpenden, Herts, one in Shelfanger, Norfolk, and another in Trottiscliffe, Kent. I can find nothing so far on its maker. terpo
"THEMAC"
The Metal Agencies Company Ltd.,
31-35 Queen Sq,
Bristol
a. "THEMAC" seen on a pump in a field in Winterbourne, S. Glos, which also carries the number 867-36. Features of the pump are very similar to those of the CLIMAX range, made by Thomas & Son of Worcester (see below).

b. "THEMAC" also found on a pump of a different design in Grouville, Jersey. Very similar ones at Boncath, Pembs; Monxton, Hants; and Hill, S. Glos.

c. "THEMAC" also found on semi-rotaries in Weston-super-Mare, N. Soms, and Glastonbury, Soms.

The Metal Agencies Company was established in Bristol in 1894 and produced a wide range of products for the ironmongery and builders merchants' trade. Its Head Office was at Queen Sq, but it had showrooms and warehouses in a number of Bristol locations, including Avon Works, Winterstoke Rd, Ashton Gate/Bedminster. The company published voluminous catalogues for many years and traded until at least 1970.
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Thomas & Son,
Worcester.
"THOMAS & SON WORCESTER" is on a pump on the outskirts of Worcester, on one at Leigh Sinton, Ripple, Worcs; and on another in Carlisle, Cumbs. The words "MADE FOR THOMAS & SON WORCESTER" is on one at Ladywood, Worcs. The firm was well known for its Climax range of windmills and pumps, and the name "CLIMAX" can be widely found on pumps in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Shrops, Cornwall, Sussex and Yorks, some of which also carry Climax part numbers. The pumps have a distinctive vertical slide bar; this reflects the windpump role where it would be connected via a linkage to the sails. The "rack and cog" gearing feature seems to be unique in the UK, but there are pumps of US manufacture which employ this design. The name "CLIMAX" appears on a stopcock attached to a Joseph Evans pump at Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. The name THEMAC (see above) appears on a pump in Winterbourne, S. Glos, which carries a Climax stopcock and is obviously made by the same company. A Climax flywheel and crank deep well pump is at Sparham, Norfolk, and another has turned up in Hong Kong.

And there's a very unusual Climax pump jack at Ridgewell, Essex.

The owner of Thomas & Sons was a well-liked local benefactor, fondly known as "Pumpy Thomas".
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Thomas & Wilks,
Kidderminster. 
"THOMAS & WILKS KIDDR" seen on a pump in The Grove at Ryall, Worcs; one at Rushock, Worcs; on a renovated pump in Beverley, E. Yorks; on a pump in a garden in Carlisle; and on a name plate behind a pump in Quatford, Shrops. All I can find is that they were pump makers and plumbers, and that accounts for the years 1891-1905 still exist. Nearby, in Ripple, Worcs, a pump displays the name "J. THOMAS KIDDR", and I don't yet know if this is the same company or a different one. See also "J. THOMAS LATE INSTON. KIDDR", below, under "INSTON". thomas & wilks
Thompson & xxx Seen on the enormous pump in Bedford Row, Holborn, London. Rest of inscription obscured by layers of paint. Another pump in Queen Square, London, clearly made by the same company, but no name present.  
Tianjin Shirun International Trade Co., Ltd.
China.
Exporters of various replica pumps, including a typical Irish cowtail pump such as the one at Wick, S. Glos. (See H. McManus & Sons, Ballymena, above.) They have also in the past advertised a pump with an "N" logo within a hexagon, and these trademarks can be found on pumps in Tewkesbury, Glos; Lugwardine, Herefs; Broadmoor, Pembs; Charlestown, Cornwall; and other locations. Some pumps on Tianjin's website now (2016) carry a "B" logo within a hexagon, and this mark has been seen on pumps at Cleasby, N. Yorks; Iddesleigh, Devon; nr Shawhead, Dumf & Gall; St. Clears, Carms, Castleton, Derbs, and Drumbo, Co. Down. (Also reported on a pump at Carlanstown, Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland, sitting on top of an extension pipe carrying the "P" trademark of Puteus.) In fact, many of their pumps are suspiciously similar to "P" pumps.

It's likely that they also produce a very similar pump with an "H" trademark, found by Marcus Simms on a pump offered for sale online.
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B logo

H hexagon
Trahern
Geo.D. Roper Corp ,
Rockford,
ILL.
USA
Seen on a pump in a garden in Stanton, Suffolk, restored to working condition about 20 years ago. Another, practically identical, model is at the Gressenhall Workhouse & Farm Museum, Norfolk. The Trahern Pump Company was established in Rockford, Illinois, in the 1860s, and bought up by Ropers in 1906. trahern

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George Turner,
Iron Founder,

63, Dorset St,
Fleet St,
London. 
"TURNER, 63 DORSET ST, FLEET ST" seen on a pump in Lewisham (upper image, opposite), and at Abthorpe, Northants.
"TURNER, DORSET ST FLEET ST LONDON" seen on a pump in Hertford, and "TURNER, DORSET ST, FLEET ST, [and probably LONDON]" seen at Hunsdon, Herts (lower image, opposite).

The company is mentioned in "The Every-Day Book", written in 1825-26 by William Hone: "In 1821, the water for the fountain at Tottenham High Cross, represented in the engraving, was obtained by boring to a depth of one hundred and five feet, at the expense of the parish, for public accommodation. The water rises six feet above the surface, and flowing over a vase at the top of the column into a basin, as represented in the engraving, it pours from beneath. The boring for this spring and the fountain were suggested by Mr. Mathew, who first obtained water in Tottenham, by that method, and introduced the practice there. The pillar was designed by Messrs. Mathew and Chaplin, and executed by Mr. Turner of Dorset-street, Fleet-street, the well known manufacturer of the cast iron pumps; and not to withhold from him any of "his blushing honours," be it noted that he was till lately a common-councilman of the ward of Farringdon Without, where he still maintains his reputation as a "cunning workman in iron," and his good name as a good pump-maker, and as a worthy and repectable man. Public spirit should rise to the height of giving him, and others of the worshipful company of pump-makers, more orders."
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William Turton,
Kidderminster

"TURTON'S MILL STT KIDDR" seen on a pump at Harvington Hall, Harvington, nr Kidderminster.
"WILLIAM TURTON KIDDERMINSTER" hard to make out on a telephoto shot of a pump at Woodcote Green, Worcs. Richard and George Turton established Albion Foundry in Mill Street/Pitts Lane in 1831. Later in the 1830s they also opened a foundry at Caldwall, leaving the Albion Foundry in the hands of John, William and Jude Turton who by 1880 had sold it to Herbert Bale (see above). Other pumps in Chaddesley Corbett are identical.
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(a) J. Tylor and Sons, London. |More|

(b) J. Tylor & Sons

Engineers
London

(c) J. Tylor and Sons,
2 Newgate St,
London EC.

(d) J. Tylor & Sons
Engineers.
2 Newgate St.,
London

(e) J. Tylor & Sons,

Engineers,
Warwick Lane, London.

(f) J. Tylor & Sons
Newgate Street,
London


(g) J. Tylor & Sons
2 Newgate Street
London EC

(h) J. Tylor & Sons,
Warwick Lane,
London

(i) J. Tylor & Sons,
Belle Isle
London.N.
The company was founded in 1778 by John Tylor (b. 1756), who was a Quaker. It became J. Tylor and Sons Ltd in 1892, and in turn was renamed Tylors (Water & Sanitary) Ltd in 1920 and Tylors of London Ltd in 1947. They initially specialised in making tea urns, but by the end of the 19th Century had moved into manufacturing a wide range of hydraulic and sanitary equipment, including fire engines. They existed until 1974, when the company was sold and broken up.

(a) Seen on a pump in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

(b) Seen on a pump at Ifield Mill, nr Crawley, W. Sussex

(c) Pound St., Carshalton, Greater London.

(d) Found on pumps in Calbourne and Newtown, Isle of Wight, and Bourton-on-the-Water, Glos.

(e) On pumps in Gloucester and Ewelme, Oxon. Reportedly also one one in Steeple, Essex.

(f) On a pump in private hands in Dorking, Surrey.


(g) On a pump in Ferry Lane, Norwich.

(h) On a pump in Elstree Rd., Bushey Heath, Herts

A pump at Hughendon Manor (NT), Hygh Wycombe, is inscribed: "NEWGATE ST. J. TYLOR & SONS LT LONDON E.C.".

(i) On a pump in Kew Steam Museum,Greater London.
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J. B. Ulph,
St. Ives
Seen on a pump at Fen Drayton, Cambs. John Birt Ulph (1831-1906) was a St. Ives man. The 1861/71/81 censuses record him as being a partner in an ironmongery business, but by 1891 he was recorded as "ironmonger and valuer" - apparently a "metal trades valuer". In 1885 he took on a junior partner, Mr. F.T.Ruston, although his sons also worked in the family business at 25, Crown St., St. Ives. In latter years the business carried on as F.T.Ruston & Son. ulph
UNICEF DPHE
Seen on a pump at Cambridge's Museum of Technology. The pump also carries the marking "UMI 80 6". DPHE = Dept of Public Health Engineering, Bangladesh, and their website contains details of this model pump. UNICEF DPHE
J. Villiers,
Well Engineer.
Beverley.
Seen on pumps at Aike, Rudston, Fraisthorpe (and possibly Skerne), E. Yorks. J. Villiers appears in Bulmer's Directory of Beverley in 1892. villiers
John Wainwright,
Clifton-upon-Teme,
Worcs
"J WAINWRIGHT CLIFTON ON TEME" seen on a pump at an architectural salvage company. Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Worcester & District 1879 lists John Wainwright, pump maker and well sinker; the 1881 Census has him as a Machinist & Pumpmaker; and the 1891 Census has John Wainwright, Agricultural Machine and Pumpmaker. wainwright
J. Wallace & Sons,
Graham Sq

Dennistoun
Glasgow.


Later at:
34, Paton St
Glasgow
"The Wallace Chain Pump" and "J. Wallace & Sons Ltd, Dennistoun, Glasgow" seen on a chain pump at Castleward, near Strangford, Co. Down. John Wallace & Sons of Graham Square, Dennistoun, Glasgow, was founded in 1857 and in 1961 the company was described as: "Manufacturers of agricultural machinery and implements including elevator potato diggers, spinner potato diggers, grain drills and turnip sowers" with 100 employees. A 1923 price list offers their chain pumps for sale.
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James Ward,
(Worcester) Ltd.
Engineers.
Name plate on a pump in the yard of the Tudor Cafe, Friar St., Worcester. James Ward
John Warner & Sons, Crescent Foundry, Cripplegate, London. "Warners, London" seen on pump spouts in Baulking, Oxon; Brockham, Surrey; Fulking and Mayfield, Sussex; Penally, Pembs, St. Peter parish, Jersey, and many other locations. (a, b)

"Warners Patent London" appears on the handle of a pump that I've acquired (c), and "John Warner & Sons, London, Manufacturers" appears on a pump at Amberley Working Museum, W. Sussex (d).

Pumps at St.Lawrence, Isle of Wight; West Chiltington, Sussex; and Ixworth, Suffolk, carry the words "Warners London" on their caps (e), and one in Houghton, Cambs, carries the inscription "John Warner & Sons, Hydraulic Engineers, Crescent, Cripplegate, London".

Elsewhere it's stated that they were a brass, iron and bell founder (and not just any old bell founder - in 1856 they cast the first Big Ben, which unfortunately cracked), making pumps, horse gears, garden furniture and ornaments and fire-fighting equipment at the Crescent Foundry, Cripplegate. Also given as Spitalfields.

Lift & force pumps at both the Kingsbury Watermill Museum, St. Albans, and Shuttleworth House, Beds, have a complex maker's mark comprising a crescent moon with the initials "J.W&S" and "Crescent London" written within it, and next to it a bell motif (carrying a crest and "Patent"), and the word "Trademark". This trademark has now been found in a Warner's catalogue dated 1876 (f).

The large formal pump at Marden, Kent, carries the wording "J. WARNER AND SONS LD LONDON".

A Warners flywheel and crank pump at High Easter, Essex, also carries a coat of arms (g). This relects a royal warrant, and their catalogues proudly proclaimed "By Special Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen".

The name "WARNERS LONDON" appears on the cast iron "plank" of a lift & force pump at Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth. (h)

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Robert Warner & Co.,
Hall Lane,
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex.
"R Warner & Sons Walton on the Naze" has been reported on a well pump. It turns out that the Warner family acquired land in Walton-on-the-Naze and there they established a second foundry - The Foundry Works - on Hall Lane. They exhibited 'a large variety of pumps' at the Royal Agricultural Show in York in 1900 and in 1911-1914 were apparently well known for their steam pumps. A catalogue from the era advertises "Windmills, wind-power pumping, irrigating, draining and corn-grinding equipment, etc.", under the name of "Robert Warner & Co, of the Crescent Foundry, Cripplegate, London EC, and The Foundry Works, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex". The Foundry Works employed up to 300 people at its peak and continued production after Robert's death in 1896. The business was sold in 1921 and finally closed in the 1960s.

"Robert Warner Pumps Ltd" seen on a pump in Grouville, Jersey, in association with the name of Henry Watson & Sons.
 
E. Watson,
Bishops Stortford.
"E. WATSON BS STORTFORD" seen on a pump at Braintree, Essex, and reportedly also on a couple at Great Canfield and one at Puttock's End, Essex. watson
F. Watson,
Church Street,
Bp. Stortford.
Reported on pumps in High Wych, Herts, and Matching, Essex. Transcription error for E. Watson?  
Henry Watson & Sons,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Seen on a pump in Grouville, Jersey, which also carried the name of Robert Warner Pumps Ltd. Very little known of the company other than that they were advertised as "producing castings" and were active in 1908. henry watson
Weeks & Petman,
Perseverance ironworks,
Waterside,
Maidstone
Seen on a flywheel and crank pump near Crouch, Kent. William Weeks was recorded in 1840 as being a millwright of Maidstone, Kent. Some years later he was in partnership with Robert Petman, and the company was described as being ironfounders, engineers and millwrights. In 1856 the partnership had been dissolved and William Weeks set up a new partnership with his son, also named William. By 1889 they were moving ever more towards agricultural engineering, and in 1893 the company was incorporated as W. Weeks and Son Ltd. In 1894 they displayed a "self-acting steam cultivator and apparatus for dispersing vapour and drying hops, malt, etc" and other machines at the Royal Agricultural Society's Show. In 1915 they agreed to produce a lightweight tractor for a local fruit and hop grower by the name of Dungey, and produced a number of Weeks-Dungey models until 1925. By the 1940s the company was producing tar spraying machinery, crop sprayers, orchard sprayers and farm trailers. weeks & petman
W. Weir,
Ballyroney
Co. Down.
"W WEIR BAL LYRONEY" [sic] seen on a pump in Ballyroney, Co. Down. No further information, although there is an Agricultural & Garden Machinery company by the name of John A. Weir & Sons still in business in Ballyroney. (Established 1867) weir
Charles A. Wells,
Engineer,
Lewes.
Reported on a pump in Ringmer and two in Fulking, Sussex. I've established that Charles Aspull Wells & Son, ironmongers, operated from Etna Ironworks, Lewes, in the latter part of the 19th Century. In 1869 they obtained a 14 year lease on "a house, workshops and factories near the bridge", from the "trustees of Henry Attwood Thompson (a lunatic)". However, they went bankrupt, and the business was assigned to creditors, 1891-1893. He was also a councillor, and secretary of the Lewes Mechanics Institution at its demise in 1880. c.a.wells
Richard Wells,
4, Pump Row,
Old Street Road,
Shoreditch,
London.
"Rd. Wells, 4, Old St. Road, London" seen on a large pump in Aylesford, Kent. Insurance records from 1823 show a Richard Wells, pump maker, at 4, Pump Row, Old Street Road, and in 1827 a Richard Wells, lead pump maker, at 6, Pump Row, Old Street Road. This seems to have been in Shoreditch. richard wells
Whatley & Co.,
Pewsey.
Seen on pumps in Shrivenham, Oxon, and Easton Royal, Wilts. Oatley & Morris were iron founders, engineers and agricultural implement makers, who set up business in 1855 in Wootton Rivers. See: http://www.british-history.ac.uk.

They became Oatley & Whatley and in about 1870, as Whatley and Hosier, they moved from Wootton Rivers to Pewsey to set up an Iron and Brass Foundry & Water Engineering company. Their successors nowadays are Whatley & Co (Pewsey) Ltd, who are apparently still in the Water Engineering business.
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H. Wilks,
Bramham.
Found on a lead pump in Saxton, N. Yorks. wilks
W. H. Willcox & Co,
32-38 Southwark St,
London SE.
(Works in Castle St.)
"NO.1", "ORIGINAL WILLCOX PUMP", "BRITISH MADE" and "SSA". seen on a pump in a collection in Ballycowan, Co. Down. The company was established in 1876 and became a public limited company in 1897. From 1899 they were advertising semi-rotary wing pumps, which in fact seem to be the only pump type they produced. They manufactured a wide range of engineering "requisites" and didn't finally go out of business until 1986.

Examples also found at Kew Steam Museum.
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D. Williams
Late T. Paskin
Dudley
Seen on a pump at Long Itchington, Warks. See also T. Paskin, above.
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R. H. Williams,
3 Water Street,

Bristol .
Listed in trade directories over the period 1857-1860 as iron, wood & lead pump-maker.  
A.W. Willis,
33, Dublin Rd,

Belfast .
"W.Willis, Dublin Road, Belfast" and the date 1900 seen on a pump in Drumbo, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. A 1901 Belfast street directory lists A.W.Willis of 33, Dublin Rd as a plumber, gas and steam fitter. w.willis
Charles Winn & Co.,
Birmingham.
Found on pumps in Mickleton, Sherborne and Naunton, Glos; Lacock, Wilts; Lambley, Notts; Staunton, Warks; and Y Felinheli, Gwynedd (which also carries a diamond logo). Charles Winn & Co were engineers and brassfounders. They seem to have been established in about 1869, and produced gas and steam fittings, plumbers' brasswork, beer engines and firefighting equipment. At http://www.oldcopper.org/ there is reference to their trademark being found on the bottom of a heavy brass bowl. Their 1897 catalogue offered safety valves for sale and they were latterly quoted as being one of Britain's biggest valve manufacturers, specialising in high performance butterfly valves. They were still in business in 1976, when they moved across Birmingham from Communication Row to Bordesley. They became part of the Delta Metal Group at some stage, but eventually closed down in 1999, their valves continuing to be made under their name by Hindle Cockburns of Leeds.

The pump at Staunton, Warks, also carries the number 385 in a roundel, and it's thought highly likely that other numbers seen similarly displayed are also Charles Winn pumps - some of which also have the distinctive Charles Winn finial.
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Winnington & Co,
Wilson St.,
Belfast.



Winnington & Sefton
Reported on a large pump in Dromore, Co. Down; Rock, Co.Tyrone; Stewartstown, Co.Tyrone; and also on one at Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry. "WINNINGTON & CO ENGINEERS BELFAST 1897" seen on a pump at Auchnacloy, Co. Tyrone.

An 1861 trade directory shows Henderson & Winnington, brass founders and gas fitters of 5 Mill St. By 1880 the firm John Winnington & Co had been established at 7 & 9, Wilson St (click for a detailed advertisement for the firm). By 1901 they had expanded to take up much more of the street, as it was advertised as Winnington & Co., brass founders, engineers and machinists of 5-15 Wilson's [sic] St.

"WINNINGTON & SEFTON BELFAST" seen on a pump in Ballynahinch, Co. Down. No further information on that company, but an 1880 Belfast directory includes "Sefton, John, brass founder, 19 Dock Street" and "Sefton, John, (of John Winnington & Co.), 19 Dock Street.
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Winwood & Co,
Bristol.
"WINWOOD BRISTOL" just about discernible on a pump in Tytherington, Glos. There was a firm called John Winwood, Ironfounder, of 43 & 44 Milk St., Bristol, advertised in Pigot's 1830 Directory for Gloucestershire. A far more grand pump at Petty France, near Dunkirk, S. Glos, carries the words "WINWOOD & Co BRISTOL". And now we've found one at Upton Cheyney, S. Glos, on which "WINWOOD" can just be made out, together with a more obvious "BRISTOL".
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J. Wright Seen on a large cast iron pump advertised for sale on eBay.  
Wyatt Brothers,
Engineers,
Whitchurch,

Shropshire
"WYATT BROTHERS HYDRAULIC & GENERAL ENGINEERS WHITCHURCH, SALOP." seen on pumps at Blists Hill Museum, Shropshire, Waverton, Cheshire, and Lympstone, Devon. The company was established in 1879 and is still in business. wyatt
Chas Yapp,
Worcester.
On a pump in Kempsey, Worcs. Can't find out anything about the company yet, but a George William Yapp of Worcester was listed as a well sinker in 1905. yapp
John D.Young & Sons,
Barnstaple.
The makers of a pump in Chulmleigh, Devon. A trade directory of 1870 lists them as "iron and brass founder, plumber and wholesale ironmonger, Silver street; h. 9, Taw Vale parade". j. d. young
Zwicky Ltd.,
Buckingham Av.,
Slough,
Bucks.
"ZWICKY PATENT" appears on what seems to be a highly engineered and expensive industrial pump rather incongruously installed in a traditional tiled shelter on the green at Farnham Royal, Bucks. From the 1930s to the 60s Zwicky advertised themselves as refuelling specialists to the aviation industry, their products including filters, pumps, hose reels, valves, swivel connections and emergency stop controls. An earlier advertisement from 1913 shows that at that stage Zwicky produced simple hand pumps.  zwicky
Unknown. Seen on pumps in East Cowes, Downend and Shorwell, Isle of Wight, on pumps which seem to be MacFarlane No. 1 models. Current thinking is that they were perhaps supplied by MacFarlane's, under an Admiralty contract. anchor
Unknown. Reported on a pump in private hands in Horsham, W. Sussex. The fleur-de-lys suggests French origin, but I've had no success at tracing the manufacturers. aglogo
Unknown. This HP75 mark is on pumps in Hatherden, Hants; Wilstone, Herts; and Hellidon, Northants; and looks very similar to the NP75 produced by Kovoplast, but also to one of the 75 mm series made by Jiangyang. There's either a link between these two companies or somebody is blatantly copying somebody else's design. A pump with the HP75 marking in Ardross, Highlands, also carries a small "C" on its handle - and this "C" has also been seen on a very different pump in Laughton-en-le-Morthen, South Yorks.
See also "HP64", below.
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Unknown. A thistle trademark seen on a semi-rotary near Haverfordwest. Also carries the inscription "No 5". thistle logo
Unknown. A small pump at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewen, Cornwall, carries what looks like "AK" in a circle, with possibly another letter between them - and many other numbers, but they're obscured by layers of paint. There's a "75" on the handle. AK
Unknown. A small pump in the grounds of a hotel in Kents Bank, Cumbs, carries a flower motif, "MADE IN ENGLAND" on the spout and, on the back, "VCI". The same model has been found at Great Gransden, Cambs, and for sale in a second hand shop in Blandford Forum, Dorset. VOI
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Currently thought to be Charles Winn of Birmingham. Possible "380" on a pump at Cropredy, Oxon, and another at Aston-le-Walls, Northants. 380
Unknown. A possible bird or swan trademark and a diamond motif, found on a pump in Newry, Co. Down. newry pump
Unknown. "HP" seen on six pumps on an Oxford allotment; on some further allotments at Somersham, Cambs; at Botany Bay, nr Catbrook, Mon; Stanwick, Northants; and Ruskin Mill, Horsley, Glos. There's also one at Beeswing, Dumf & Gall, which carries an "HP" in a hexagon on its base plus "HP75" on its barrel. "HP"
Possibly Charles Winn of Birmingham. "434" seen on two pumps in Great Rissington, Glos, and one in Beeby, Leics. 434
Unknown. "ENGLISH VILLAGE PUMP" An alloy label, always fixed on to the barrel with two cross-head screws, seen on pumps in Ashby Magna, Leics; Huntington, Herefs; Llanychaer, Llanteg and Milton, Pembs; Arlesey, Beds; Ardley, Oxon; Bainton, E.Yorks; Witton-le-Wear, Co.Durham; Carlisle, Cumbs; and Lack, Co. Fermanagh. One at Laugharne, Carms, also carries a Lee Howl flag and roundel. And one was offered for sale at a garden centre in Cenarth, Carms, a few years ago. So the conclusion is that this was a company which refurbished old pumps, affixed their badge, and sold them on. No further information english village pump
Unknown. "PW", seen on a pump at Nedge Hill, near Chewton Mendip, Soms, and also on an identical model in Wokingham. ""PW"
Unknown. '"5H 3" ' - seen on a pump at Boldron, Co.Durham, and Chilton Foliat, Wilts, and also on a pump offered for sale on ebay (the latter also having the number '1943'. CH
Unknown. A diamond symbol and "STL" Seen on a pump for sale on eBay. stl
Unknown. "PL", or perhaps "Pt" seen on a pump for sale on eBay. "KC 88" or possibly "KG 88" on the handle PT?
Unknown. "HP64" seen on a pump for sale on eBay. See also "HP75", above. HP64
Unknown. "ML" or maybe "LM" seen on a pump for sale on eBay. ML or LM
Unknown. "BS" and "2320" seen on a pump for sale on eBay. Could be associated with Pompes Briau. BS
Unknown. "EFA", "No.3" and "BRITISH MAKE" seen on a semi-rotary pump. EFA
Unknown. "CRL" or possibly "RCL" and "100" seen on a pump offered for sale on e-Bay. RCL or CRL
Unknown. "BIRMINGHAM" and a star motif seen on a pump in Maghery, Co. Armagh., and also at Beulah, Ceredigion. birmingham
Unknown. What seems to be a double hexagon trademark - seen on a pump offered for sale on e-Bay. double hexagon
Unknown. The name "HOBB'S PATENT" seen on a lift and force pump in a salvage yard in Antrim Town. hobbs's patent
Unknown. "PRIMUS" on the barrel and an indecipherable model number on the spout of a pump at Sidlow, Surrey.  
Unknown. "GASCOGNE" on the barrel and "GFC 90" on the cap of a pump offered for sale on eBay.  gascogne
Unknown. "H" on the barrel and "KC 80-2" on the handle of a pump offered for sale on eBay. h logo
Unknown. "PIF", or possibly "RIF", seen on a barrel pump in Fontmell Magna, Dorset. PIF?
Unknown. "DF", or possibly "DE", seen on a pump at Orton Wistow, Peterborough. DF
Unknown. "BST" seen on a Chinese-looking pump at Waddesdon, Bucks. Very tenuously associatated with Jiangsu Top Pump Manufacturer Co. Ltd. BST

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