Ridgewell, Essex (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).

ridgewell An elegant cast iron-clad pump in Ridgewell, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos. On the back it's inscribed slightly haphazardly: ridgewell
THIS
WELL
WAS
SUNK
AND
PUMP
ERRECTED
BY
VOLUNTARY
CONTRI-
BUTIONS
Markings: Ransomes, Ipswich, on the front.

Manufacturer: Ransomes of Ipswich.

ridgewell Ridgewell, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.
ridgewell

ridgewell A wreck in a field near Ridgewell, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

ridgewell, 2014 This unusual contraption at Ridgewell, Essex, was originally over a deep well at the rear of some cottages in Stambourne, Essex. The device is known as a "pump jack", which was used to convert a pump to belt drive. It was originally sold complete with a side wheel and small stand - missing on this example - which would allow a quick switch between belt drive and handle operation. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos - the one on the right shows how the rack could be very simply clamped on to the pump - and for establishing the original location of the pump.

Markings: None visible on the pump, and an indecipherable number on the main cog.

Manufacturer: The style is an exact match for a Climax pump jack, made by Thomas & Son of Worcester.
ridgewell, 2014

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