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.
No, I don't. They are actually fit for kitchen decoration, so retro!
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.
I've seen those at fairs and museums.
...many of my Amish friends use one every day.
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
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!
yes, i remember them and pumped them many times in KY...
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!
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.
He have actually thought about installing one outside of our new farmhouse for whenever the power goes out. I would love to have one!
Hmmm Debby has a good idea. When we have a power failure a LOT of stuff doesn't work.
We have one of those in our yard. Not in use though, just as decoration.
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.
yes, I remember them. From my childhood. Wishing you a Happy New Year :)
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.
Yes! We had one outside. It was part of a well and worked!
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