Old Water Pumps
If you love antiques, you might consider having old water pumps in your garden.
These pumps are mostly hand operated and found largely in rural areas nowadays since this provides water supply in
a cost effective way.
Old water pumps have been discovered way back in 3000B.C by the Mesopotamians. They
found out that fresh water comes from deep within the ground so they dug up and build the very first water pump.
Old water pumps were placed with chains holding a cup, making it sort of the first drinking fountain. People then
found out that the water coming from the pumps is not good for the health and that’s why the water was no longer
used for drinking. These pumps work through the principle of positive displacement, wherein the pressure exerted
forces the fluids out to the surface.
4 Types Of Old Water Pumps
One type of these old water pumps is the simple hand operated water
pump. This pump consists of a lever or a handle which is pumped by hands to release the water through
the pump’s spout. With each pump, water gushes out swiftly via the pump’s cylinder then exits through the pump’s
Old water pumps with double cylinder, on the other hand, were very
much more efficient as compared to simple hand operated pumps. These two cylinders are placed deep into well water
making the water gush out via the cylinders to the pump’s spout once the handle was pumped. The first cylinder is
releasing its water while the second cylinder is refilling water. Through this mechanism, this type of water pump
delivered two times more volume of water out to the surface than the simple hand operated pump, thus less effort is
Old water pumps underwent progression from the simple hand operated pumps up to the force pumps all for the reason of having a better quality of life.
Force old water pumps were used by farmers when they needed to transport water to
faraway areas in their farms. This pump works through the pressure exerted on the pump’s cylinder. The sucker
rods and packing glands were assembled in the pump’s cylinder to produce the required pressure to force out the
water into the targeted areas.
The fourth type of old water pumps is the windmill old water pumps.
Due to the intention of lessening the work load of farmers, windmill pumps were developed. This type of old water
pump functions by utilizing the force of the breeze blowing across the farmlands, relieving the farmers from
pumping a lever to have water for their crops. Then further improvements in the water delivery systems were
developed and still being developed up to present.
Old Water Pumps Adds a Classic Look To Your Garden
Nowadays, old water pumps are mostly used by antique collectors for their gardens. You may
place these authentic antiques with flowers, trees and shrubs in your garden to give your garden the classic
touch of olden days. You may also mount this in the garden fountain and use modern electronic pumps to make the
water flow swiftly through the water pumps’ spout and make it looks like a modern fountain water pump. Some people like to paint their old water pumps with earthly colors while others prefer to just preserve it in its
natural look. You may also line your garden with antique tiles to create a more classic look.