(click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
set-up in the centre of the pretty Cotswold village of Shilton, Oxon. To the
right, just out of the picture, is a old well. In front of the mounting block
there's an ancient trough, with a pipe behind it that looks as if it ought to
have had a pump attached at some stage. But on top of the mounting block
there's an additional large block of stone and, right at the top of this - and
perched on the top of a very long pipe - is the carcass of a small pitcher
spout pump. (I think this is a Lee Howl 51.) Why go to all the trouble to
install a pump at that height, out of reach from the ground? My initial thought
was that it could have been for use during the traction engine era, but
elsewhere I've seen it stated that it was for filling tanks carried on farm
Markings: Small raised panel - no inscription.
Manufacturer: Probably Lee Howl.
another pump on the outskirts of the village, just down the road, by a bridge
over a stream, which has some nice ornamental work.