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Antique well pump parts
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David Orth    Posted 03-24-2004 at 07:44:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an antique hand water pump on my property. Someday I might try to get it operating again, but for now I'm just trying to get the above-ground parts back together right. I think the vertical rod part may be missing, although I found a rusty metal rod (with holes and a little toggle mechanism) out in the grass that seems to fit in there sort of, but I wonder if anyone knows where I might find a picture of what it is supposed to look like. I think it is what you would call a "deep-well" pump (it stands about 5 feet tall and has a long handle). It says "W. L. Davey Pump Corp - Rockford". Any leads on a picture or a source of parts would be appreciated.


Ernest J. Petrocelli    Posted 04-24-2009 at 19:27:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I TOO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE I MAY FIND PARTS TO AN OLD STILE HAND WATER PUMP. I DO NOT KNOW THE MANI OR THE YEAR MADE. IF THIS HELPS IT IS ABOUT 6.5 FEET IN HEIGHT. CAN YOU TELL ME IF THERE IS ANY WAY TO TELL IF IT IS IN WORKING ORDER WITHOUT HOOKING IT UP TO A WELL. I WOULD VERY MUCH WANT TO GET IT WORKING IF IN ANYWAY POSSIBLE.
THANK YOU.


debbieromphf    Posted 10-30-2007 at 07:29:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]

a antique water pump w.l my father has a collection of old pumps, he has collected through the years. some wlole some for parts.he has fonnd them at auctions and cleaning scrapmetal up behind old barns. he wants to know about the w. l pump.


Kenton Merritt    Posted 10-15-2007 at 18:06:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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debbie romphf    Posted 10-09-2007 at 18:39:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I THINK MY DAD HAS A PUMP W.L


gary broom    Posted 11-26-2005 at 18:24:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also have just acquired an old pump. it appears similar to a stand up water pump, but instead of a long handle to activate the leathers, it has a system of toothed gears and a connecting rod and some kind of a rocker or pivot to connect to a 3/4 or 1 inch square shaft with the leather on the end. It originally had a hand crank, similar to an old meat grinder. The crank has been replaced with a 3 in wide flat pulley to be ran from a tractor pto.


David Orth    Posted 04-12-2004 at 08:59:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the comments everyone. I have followed up on the leads and still don't see the exact thing and so concur that there must have been many foundries producing these things. My plan is to look for examples so that I understand the principles and make my own. I have basic cutting, welding, and grinding skills and it doesn't look that complicated.



Well Man    Posted 03-24-2004 at 13:58:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
In the search mode enter survival unlimited. They have new rod pumps


Jacqueline White    Posted 10-15-2007 at 21:25:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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jerry from mn.    Posted 03-24-2004 at 10:58:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
your pump is down in the well casing and you have a 3/4" pipe from your pump to the cast iron piece that is above ground. Inside that 3/4" pipe there is a round rod that is screwed together at the pipe couplings that hooks to the piece on the pump that goes up and down and that is what actuates the pump that is down in the water. About six feet below ground level there should be a small hole in the 3/4" pipe to let water run out the pipe and back into the well so it does not freeze. Everything above ground is mechanical and should be able to be repaired or rebuilt. The pump which is in the water is the part that you might have trouble getting parts for. I have seen a lot of these pumps still working so I believe you can still make this work if you are determined enough.


Hank Gardner    Posted 10-16-2007 at 02:52:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Eric    Posted 10-10-2008 at 07:16:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What is inside the pump part that is down inside the well that makes the pump actually work. I have an old well pump and everything works but it does not pump water. I am going to take the pump apart and see what is inside. Is it leather bushings or something of that nature? I was hoping is was something that I could manufacture a part for myself?


Good Luck...    Posted 03-24-2004 at 08:48:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Over the decades there were a number (LARGE NUMBER) of companies that made pumps...Just about every foundry in the country made pumps at one time or another...About the only 'part' that might have been seen as 'universal' was the leathers (gaskets)...There is basically no hope for ever finding a schematic or parts for your rig...There is one posibility however...If there is a patent date on that pump somewhere, you MAY have a chance of finding a schematic and having any missing parts fab'ed by a machinist...

Another VERY slim posibility is other farms in the area...I have seen the same pump on more than one farm in a given area as they were sold at the same store where both farmers did business...I have also seen MANY MANY different cast pumps that I have never seen a mate to...

Salmoneye, Who Sincerely Hopes You Can Get This Pump Working


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William F. Dixon    Posted 03-30-2004 at 13:56:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am restoring an old well pump. Made by Rumsey
& Co. Seneca Falls, NY Number on handle is
762-No-5 Has a chamber bowl with a cap that
has an 1/8 inch pipe plug in the top. This cap
has a piece broken off and is missing. Looks
like maybe a hanger or some other support for
a dipper or bucket. { Guessing here } The company
name is cast on the chamber bowl. Pump stands
about 48 inches. All cast iron. No dates.
any help here. Thanks, Bill


Eunice Wolf    Posted 10-15-2007 at 21:59:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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delana    Posted 04-09-2005 at 12:09:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
sure that's not a gould pump? They were originally based out of Seneca Falls, NY. Good luck finding parts if it is; I've been searching everywhere for parts with no luck


PS....    Posted 03-24-2004 at 08:50:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I meant to say that with the patent number or date you may be able to have the patent searched at the patent office...Or the patent may only be for the part that the number or date is embossed on...

Good Luck!!!

Salmoneye


Guillermo Mcguire    Posted 10-15-2007 at 19:34:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Might try....    Posted 03-24-2004 at 07:49:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
www.Lehmans.com

They just might have the part/s yer looking for. :^)


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