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Copper Hand Pump

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    Posted 11 years ago

    wiggy
    (36 items)

    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, 11 years ago
      Maybe Bronze?
    2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 11 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, 11 years ago
      Cool! Thanks Dave. Wondering if I should clean it up?
    4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 11 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, 10 years ago
      I have one exactly like this in perfect condition. Do you know how much it is worth?

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