I have been collecting material for quite awhile now on steam pumps. It includes historical photographs, pictures of nameplates, and other material in addition to pictures of steam pumps themselves.
I toyed with the idea of a "real museum" for some time; but realized just recently that I had all of the makings for a "Virtual Museum." So, I have reorganized some of my material into a "Steam Lizards Virtual Museum"; it can be found in the Surviving World Steam Lizard Photo Gallery at:
It is just below the folder for Surviving Steam Pumps.
The "Steam Lizards Virtual Museum" is divided into "wings". Three wings are devoted to steam pump builders: Henry R. Worthington (who invented the first direct-acting steam pump in 1840), George F. Blake, and James H. Bullard (inventor of the Overman steam pump for Locomobiles.) Another is devoted to Historical Photographs; some of the "exhibits" in this wing will move to new "wings" for other builders as I get enough material. I am planning on a Dean Bros. wing; and hope to do one for Union Steam Pump and American Steam Pump as well.
There is also a "Hall of Nameplates", with pictures of nameplates from the various builders. One question I get asked alot is can you tell me about so-and-so builder; in addition to Worthington and Blake, the Worthington "wing" has brief histories of the firms that formed the International Steam Pump Co.; which in turn became Worthington Pump and Machinery following the loss of Benjamin Guggenheim and some important paperwork aboard the Titanic in 1912. Other brief histories of C.H. Evans, Gorden, and Mumford can be found scattered among the captions in the museum.
The final wing is an exhibit of photographs taken mostly by Larry Tucker of the former Solvay Coke Plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and it's steam compressor house prior to its demolition. My thanks to Larry and the many others who have contributed material to the "museum."
Surviving World Steam Project