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Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps


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Old 07-03-2017, 08:21:44 PM
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Does anyone here collect the old hand operated well pumps? I have several and am always looking for parts. Most of what I have are Myers pumps, but I have a few others.
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Tom: I have a few -maybe a dozen + or so-various manufactures-1/3 are windmill type, the rest are cistern or well pumps. I just buy them if unique and “cheap” enough . Here is a link to one I bought many years ago that I “just” discovered all apart-hiding in the shed…. Like you, I'm always looking for parts. Yes, it's just another old iron addiction I developed while having "FUN", even in NJ on the way through .

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Thanks for replying. Your pump looks VERY familiar.

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Thanks for replying. Your pump looks VERY familiar.

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That didn't work. I have an Etters pump, too.
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I guess you might say I collect them since I found 2 on some acreage I bought last year. One is still attached to the well pipe out in the woods. It's a Red Jacket. I may put new seals in it and see if it will draw from the well. The other is from Wayne Agl. Works Goldsboro, NC. Do you happen to know if these odd brand pumps were made by some large foundry that put different names on the pumps for different distributors? Goldsboro is in Wayne County and I suspect the Wayne Ag. Wks. pump was made under contract by Dewey Bros. Foundry in Goldsboro or perhaps by Hardy-Newsome Foundry in the town of La Grange in nearby Lenoir County. The Wayne Ag. pump bears traces of a sort of John Deere green paint and is is now resting/rusting on my patio. Here's an ad for Wayne Ag. Wks.
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/64939270/
Dewey Bros. Foundry
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/count...cles/dewey.htm
Hardy-Newsome Foundry
http://www.livingplaces.com/NC/Lenoi..._District.html
http://www.mmmpots.com/
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Has anyone seen a hildreth pump? I found whats left of one in a barn soon to be torn down. BROKEN BASE SAYS: HILDRETH MFG. CO. LANSING MICHIGAN. Db.
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This is the type of hand well pump we have in this area. I think it is a dempster.
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Here is a picture of 4 of my Windmill pumps all in a row . Seems I've lost a few others to projects from time to time , and I have a few cistern type pumps around-someplace .
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Default Re: Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

I don't know of anybody that specifically zeros in on hand well pumps but almost every iron collector seems to have at least one kicking around. In my experience it seems to be one of the utilitarian pieces that was most likely to be made by a local foundry or machine shop. I can think of at least a dozen with WI origins and I suspect every other state is similar. They run from $40-100 at auction depending on style and condition and will "retail" to the garden crowd for $90-250. Fortunately, the decorator crowd hasn't yet found a way to wreck them in the name of repurposing.
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Nice pumps. What brands are they?
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Has anyone seen a hildreth pump? I found whats left of one in a barn soon to be torn down. BROKEN BASE SAYS: HILDRETH MFG. CO. LANSING MICHIGAN. Db.
Interesting pump. Never heard of them. Most of mine are Myers, along with a couple of Red Jackets, an Etters, and a Red Cross.

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I'm not familiar with Wayne pumps. I do have a couple of Red Jacket pumps.

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Wish that I could pick up pumps for $40. It's been years since I have seen one at an auction. Mine have been scrounged from scrap piles, junk shops, and individuals. I can't afford e-bay prices, especially when you add on shipping charges!

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I've seen a few Dempster pumps, but don't own any. Myers seems to be the most common around here, with Red Jacket coming in second.
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Here's one. I found on trash day....
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B.B.: I passed on a couple at the "FLEA" market this weekend. Tempted, but just plain ole hand pumps . Almost bought a nice 3' x 9" +/- riveted tank, but .... I didn't . Maybe next week .
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BIG BIRD I got one just like it rebuilt it last year boy that thing pumps its first pump my grand daughter showed at shows she was 3 years old at time she still shows it and demonstrated it and she's 12 now ! I love her to death.
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While at the summer Jacktown, Pa show(7-16-2017), I saw a nicely done working pump display , driven by an engine through a line shaft. I don't know the pump names, but it sure was worth taking a video of it to share. The hunt is on for another project . Now if I can figure out how to combine the videos into one on youtube I could learn something new again. Looks like it's fairly easy, BUT... .




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It took a bit of doing, but I combined the two videos into one . Learn something new every day .

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This is the only yard art I'm allowed to have out. Dempster and McDonald pumps.
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