Outgate Pumps (click on photographs to bring up bigger/better versions).
opposite the Outgate Inn, near Hawkshead, Cumbs.
|This one's on the edge
of a field near a house named Hillfield, which is at Waterson Ground, near
Outgate. I couldn't get close enough for a close inspection, but I think it's a
Bamford's No. 4 Prize Medal Chain Pump, although the chain's missing. These
were advertised as having "new patent chilled discs on chain", "the only
durable chain pumps made", "ten prize medals awarded", "will lift any kind of
thick liquid, thousands in use, giving great satisfaction". Bamford's chain
pumps were intended for use with "liquid manure, hot and cold water, gas tar,
sewage, pulpy matter, grease, clay wash, brickmakers', potters', contractors'
and builders' uses, emptying cesspools, urine tanks, drainage, irrigation and
sanitary purposes, by local boards of health, prisons, asylums, gas companies,
etc.". Not a lot of people know that.
Markings: Too far away to see, but Bamford's roundel is evident.