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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Does anyone remember these?


I don't know if we ever had one for sure...but I do remember them from somewhere in my life.  I may have seen one at someone else's home.

18 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

I remember them all too well.When Jake and I got married we rented a house that his grandparents used to live in. Our water source in the kitchen was a pump like that.Needless to say,I was very happy when we could install an electric water system.

Ginny Hartzler said...

No, I don't. They are actually fit for kitchen decoration, so retro!

The Furry Gnome said...

Remember them! Of course! My grandparents had two of them on opposite sides of the kithcen sink. One pumped water from the cistern, and one pumped water from the well. I remember using the pump myself. Eventually one disappeared, replaced by an electric pump. But the other one (from the cistern I think) stayed there for a long time.

Lady Fi said...

I've seen those at fairs and museums.

Tom said...

...many of my Amish friends use one every day.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Yup, we have one. Terry has drilled a well or two and used it to initially prime the well. I'm sure glad I never had to use one to actually get water to use on a daily basis.
xx, Carol

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have never had to use one, but I have seen them around. I like teh bright red color. I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Sandra said...

yes, i remember them and pumped them many times in KY...

Lea said...

Yes, I remember them. We always kept a fruit jar of water nearby to 'prime the pump.' Then the first water pumped out went into the jar to use next time.
Have a wonderful day!

don said...

I recall one just like this in a kitchen when I was in high school. This is a fine picture of the pump and scales.

Debby Ray said...

He have actually thought about installing one outside of our new farmhouse for whenever the power goes out. I would love to have one!

Bill said...

Hmmm Debby has a good idea. When we have a power failure a LOT of stuff doesn't work.

happyone said...

We have one of those in our yard. Not in use though, just as decoration.

L. D. said...

Our neighbor had one to pump water into the kitchen from the cistern below the house. My great aunt and uncle had one on their farm too and did use it when I was younger. When water was put in for bathrooms the stopped using them. They were not painted red but a natural metal color.

Klara S said...

Nice colour...

NatureFootstep said...

yes, I remember them. From my childhood.

Wishing you a Happy New Year :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Growing up in Alaska we didn't see any of these - as there were no wells. Water came from rivers and streams - sometimes we had to chop ice from the waterfalls int he winter to melt it.

Sandi said...

Yes! We had one outside. It was part of a well and worked!

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