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Those old Aero-Motors windmill driven pumps really takes me back.  That was a great design, for their time, and they worked like champs.  There are some that have been steadily pumping away for 80 years!  

A pain to repair, true, yet if you kept up the maintenance you didn't need to repair them, under usual work conditions.  

I'll bet the owner had to re-drill the well as the older ones lowered the water table and are now sucking sand.

 

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 03:19:58 PM EST
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