This beauty was lying rusting and dirty until we rescued it, gave it a good cleaning and sealing, and the rich colour of the original paint that came up surprised even us. It’s a beautiful Kelly green that would make an Irishwoman’s heart proud. We’re not certain, but it looks like a cast iron W&B Douglas 2 hand-operated well or cistern water pump from the late 19th/early 20th century. Interesting trivia – this company, from Middletown Connecticut, also made fire engines, fire fighting equipment and cannons (!). Kind of a self-perpetuating business – one set of products causes fires, the rest puts them out.
We’ve kept the look of the water pump by replacing the piston with a lamp rod and adding a reproduction Edison bulb and wire shade to the top. The base is felted to protect furniture. Great for a home with country chic decor or for the cottage.
Warning: this item is HEAVY.
Size 8″ diameter x 23″ (20 cm x 58 cm)
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