FEW PUMPS LIKE THIS (May, 1929)

FEW PUMPS LIKE THIS

FIVE little buckets hang around this pump. When the handle is worked, the liquid in the well flows from the spout. The apparatus has no particular name, and its use is left entirely up to its owner.

The pump is made of plate silver and stands 16 inches high. It has a capacity of two quarts and is filled from a special opening.

One of its best features is the thermos lining on the interior. This makes it possible to keep hot or cold liquid in the pump for several hours without any change in temperature.

2 comments
  1. EMF says: April 23, 20129:58 am

    Shame it was during prohibition or it could be used to pump shots. Of course, no one would have illegally used it for that. Nope. Probably used it as a novelty item ;)

  2. Zeppflyer says: April 24, 20125:20 am

    The only thing more entertaining about Prohibition than the lengths that people went to to hide alcohol were the wink-and-nod circumlocutions that everyone used to avoid talking about it.

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