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Posted 4 years ago

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wiggy
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What I believe to be a Copper Hand Well Pump. It says Union Mfg. Co. New Britian, Conn. July 8 1878. Has anyone ever seen one like this? I've only ever seen cast iron in well pumps. Any input would be great.

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  1. wiggy wiggy, 4 years ago
    Maybe Bronze?
  2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Yep, its back from around 1873 Union Mfg. Used on a farm land etc. Made of copper. Cast Iron pumps, people were worried that the Cast Iron was unhealthy so many tok the copper version. This is refered to as a Simple Hand Pump. Dave
  3. wiggy wiggy, 4 years ago
    Cool! Thanks Dave. Wondering if I should clean it up?
  4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Just wipe it down with a damp cloth & dry. I would leave it with patina. Someone would love to hang this up in a country kitchen. Or put this in the top of a old wood barrel for decoration. Many uses. Dave
  5. John Pezzetta, 3 years ago
    I have one exactly like this in perfect condition. Do you know how much it is worth?

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