Poole (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
A muddle of forgotten pumps at Scaplen's Court Museum, Poole, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos, and for the research that the pump was formerly sited against the south wall of the Town Cellars, down by the quay, and furthermore that John Strong was the last mayor of Poole to be chosen under an obscure old custom which was abolished in 1810. (Read all about it in "The History of the Town and County of Poole (1839)".
Markings (Lead Pump): "J. STRONG ESQ MAYOR 1810" on the lead tank.
Markings (Cast Iron Pump): "3IN", and is that possibly a very indistinct Lion?
Manufacturer: Lead Pump: Unk. Cast Iron Pump: Possibly Joseph Evans.
|This pump at Upton House, Poole, Dorset, was apparently renovated
and presented in 1987, but I know no more about its history. Photograph
supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.