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

wimborne, 2016 One of five pumps at the Priest's House Museum, Wimborne Minster, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: "WARNERS" and "LONDON" on the spout, and a "2" on the barrel.

Manufacturer: J. Warner, London.

wimborne, 2016 This one's outdoors at the Priest's House Museum, Wimborne Minster, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Decorative ivy leaves and two (tudor?) roses on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.

wimborne, 2016 Also outdoors at the Priest's House Museum, Wimborne Minster, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos. It's unusual to see a crest or coat of arms on these quite basic "rat's tail" pumps, and sadly this one has been defaced.

Markings: "WEE" - could be "EWE" ; a crest featuring a lion on a coronet; and a date "1803"

Manufacturer: Unk.
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wimborne, 2016 Another simple but high quality pump at the Priest's House Museum, Wimborne Minster, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos. The operating rod and plunger seem to be intact. wimborne, 2016 wimborne, 2016
The initials "EK" are said to be those of Elizabeth King, whose family were silk merchants and who owned the house at this time. There's a tableau at the museum depicting her talking to her plumber, John Mitchell.
Markings: A cherub's face between the initials "E K"; "[J?] MITCHELL PLUMBER" and a date, "1766".

Manufacturer: John Mitchell of Wimborne Minster.

No image - follow link opposite. The final pump at the Priest's House Museum, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, is almost unique in this country, being the (scant) remains of a wooden Roman force pump. Photographs are not allowed to be taken, but one exists online at http://www.dorsetmuseums.co.uk/priests-house-museum-and-garden. It was found during the excavation of the well at the Tarrant Hinton Roman Villa, which was occupied between the 2nd and 4th Centuries.

Inscriptionum: Nullus.

Fecit: Non Sciatur.

wimborne In the stable yard at Kingston Lacy, nr Wimborne Minster, Dorset, thought to be erected about 1880. Photograph supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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wimborne In the laundry at Kingston Lacy, nr Wimborne Minster, Dorset, this lift and force pump could supply water via the stopcock or to an upper floor, via a delivery pipe.

Markings: None seen.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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