Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pump It Up


When was little, I remember seeing water pumps like this in parks and on historical properties. I had not seen one in years until I visited Bellemeade Plantation in Nashville. Located behind the main house and near the kitchen, this water pump is the most ornate I've found.

9 comments:

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

I don't think I've ever seen one quite like that. Nice find!

Brandon said...

Welcome to Belle Meade...

crittoria said...

I'm not sure why, but I love old hand pumps! This is a really pretty one!

Halcyon said...

I used to go to Girl Scout Camp ever summer when I was young. I remember there was a working pump there and we loved getting a drink of fresh well water from it. Not sure if I'd be doing that these days though!

quintarantino said...

Now this is some pump!

Jim said...

I remember those things. They had them at our church camp when I was little. The water was always so cold.

Abraham Lincoln said...

It really is the nicest looking pump I have ever seen too. This is a "deep well" pump meaning it pumps water from wells down to 100 feet deep and much deeper beyond that. And to think that the actual pumping is done by a piece of leather that acts like a suction cup. Prime the pump means you have to pour water down the neck of the pump to wet that leather and make it pliable again in order to provide the suction to raise the water. Short handle pumps are for man made or hand dug wells and rarely work deeper than 20 feet.

dot said...

That is so pretty! I've never seen one like that.

Tanya said...

I've been to the Belle Meade Plantation...isn't it beautiful there?!!