Wilmcote (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
 

wilmcote Mary Arden's House at Wilmcote includes many outbuildings, including Palmer's Farm, and in the yard outside is this wood-boxed lead pump - and it is in working condition. It has a cast iron handle and operating rod, with two lead spouts emerging at different levels from the barrel. Water may be diverted to the upper spout by means of the simplest of mechanisms - a wooden bung inserted into the lower spout. After priming, a few quick pulls on the handle deliver water from the well below.
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

wilmcote In Mary Arden's House itself, furnished as it would have been in Victorian times, this cast iron pump is in the kitchen, next to a glazed sink. The pump carries the following inscription:
APPLEBY & CO.
PATENTEES
RENISHAW IRON WORKS
DERBYSHIRE
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Appleby's.

wilmcote, 2019 At Wilmcote, Warks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
wilmcote, 2019

wilmcote, 2019 Also at Wilmcote, Warks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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