The old hand cranck pump wasn’t complete, so I decided to just clean it and hang it in our garden just for fun.
I like seeing the old handmade wooden piston, which still had the original non-return valve leather on it. The leather that belongs to the seal around the piston had disappeared.
I painted everything with clear varnish and hope to enjoy it for a long time just by looking at it …
Who knows, maybe birds will nest in it as often happened in the past at the old water pump of the Boy Scout group in Vorden.