Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Old Iron and Tractor Community > Farm + Industrial Antiques and Collectibles
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Farm + Industrial Antiques and Collectibles Old belt driven farm equipment: shellers, milkers, threshers, pumps and antiquities of the industrial revolution.

Farm + Industrial Antiques and Collectibles

Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps


this thread has 15 replies and has been viewed 1298 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-03-2017, 08:21:44 PM
Tom G Tom G is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 480
Thanks: 465
Thanked 246 Times in 136 Posts
Default Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

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.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-04-2017, 06:42:20 AM
Paul Spence's Avatar
Paul Spence Paul Spence is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,107
Thanks: 5,443
Thanked 7,197 Times in 1,576 Posts
Images: 18
Default Re: Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

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 .

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167271
__________________
Make a new friend today, and a lot on the way through . Paul-"OLDIHC" #227

My YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/njoldihc
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Paul Spence For This Post:
  #3  
Old 07-04-2017, 02:08:58 PM
Tom G Tom G is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 480
Thanks: 465
Thanked 246 Times in 136 Posts
Default Re: Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

Thanks for replying. Your pump looks VERY familiar.

[IMG]IMG_20170704_121510_148.jpg[/IMG]

---------- Post added at 01:08:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:50:31 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
Thanks for replying. Your pump looks VERY familiar.

[IMG]IMG_20170704_121510_148.jpg[/IMG]
That didn't work. I have an Etters pump, too.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-05-2017, 01:31:27 PM
bartlett0815 bartlett0815 is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 149
Thanks: 5
Thanked 175 Times in 48 Posts
Default Re: Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

Tom,
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/
Thanks,
Kevin in Wilmington, NC
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bartlett0815 For This Post:
  #5  
Old 07-05-2017, 03:33:08 PM
David Babcock David Babcock is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 763
Thanks: 8
Thanked 1,223 Times in 294 Posts
Default Re: Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

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.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN5042.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	111.3 KB
ID:	285852   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN5044.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	154.6 KB
ID:	285853  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to David Babcock For This Post:
  #6  
Old 07-06-2017, 08:42:14 AM
Heins Heins is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Kit Carson, Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,786
Thanks: 310
Thanked 1,062 Times in 567 Posts
Default Re: Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

This is the type of hand well pump we have in this area. I think it is a dempster.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN1162.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	205.8 KB
ID:	285881  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Heins For This Post:
  #7  
Old 07-08-2017, 01:37:44 PM
Paul Spence's Avatar
Paul Spence Paul Spence is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,107
Thanks: 5,443
Thanked 7,197 Times in 1,576 Posts
Images: 18
Default Re: Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

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 .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	101_1466.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	123.1 KB
ID:	286006  
__________________
Make a new friend today, and a lot on the way through . Paul-"OLDIHC" #227

My YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/njoldihc
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Paul Spence For This Post:
  #8  
Old 07-08-2017, 02:46:20 PM
Mike Paul's Avatar
Mike Paul Mike Paul is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kewaskum, Wisconsin
Posts: 186
Thanks: 106
Thanked 286 Times in 74 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike Paul For This Post:
  #9  
Old 07-08-2017, 11:41:34 PM
Tom G Tom G is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 480
Thanks: 465
Thanked 246 Times in 136 Posts
Default Re: Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

Nice pumps. What brands are they?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-09-2017, 07:37:26 PM
Tom G Tom G is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 480
Thanks: 465
Thanked 246 Times in 136 Posts
Default Re: Myers ( And Others ) Antique Hand Well Pumps

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Babcock View Post
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.

---------- Post added at 06:30:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:28:29 PM ----------

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

---------- Post added at 06:35:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:30:52 PM ----------

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!

---------- Post added at 06:37:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:35:09 PM ----------

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.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Myers hand pump. Sprayer? jwitt Farm + Industrial Antiques and Collectibles 2 02-12-2017 10:22:45 PM
1950's Myers Bulldozer Water Pumps toolmandan Farm + Industrial Antiques and Collectibles 4 01-23-2012 06:52:20 PM
Myers Pumps Chris Page Farm + Industrial Antiques and Collectibles 3 04-11-2009 09:06:15 PM
Info on F.E Myers pumps Chris Curtis Antique Engine Archives 5 11-24-2004 08:12:48 AM
Myers hand pump Walt on the road Antique Engine Archives 0 06-23-2004 03:39:56 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21:00 PM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277