Library Catalog - Kentucky Historical Society

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Pump, Water
Catalog Number 1991.20.47
Maker McDonald Manufacturing Company
Date ca. 1920
Material(s) Cast iron
Dimensions H-17.5 W-9 D-15.5 inches
Description This water pump has a cast iron base with a threaded receptical for an intake pipe. The cast iron pump housing is bolted to the base with the pour spout on the front. A cast iron lid is bolted to the housing with a hole in the middle for the pump arm. There is a bracket on the back that supports the cast iron pump handle. The handle connects to an eye in the rod with a rivet. The entire unit is coated with heavy green paint. The original paint was probably black.
Notes The University of Kentucky began collecting in 1957 for the Kentucky Life Museum, an endeavor to "provide a permanent place for the hundreds of articles that have had a bearing upon the way people in Kentucky lived and worked..." Eventually, Waveland entered the Kentucky State Park System and was reinterpreted as a house museum. These artifacts were transfered as part of that reinterpretation.
Collection Waveland State Historic Site Collection
People McDonald Manufacturing Company
Subjects Water
Water pumps
Water supply
Water tanks
Water wells
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS