Scotland - Highlands & Western Isles
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Cottages, Ardross, Highland. Photos supplied by John Bolton - thanks,
Markings: "HP75" on the barrel and a very small "C" on the handle.
Manufacturer: The HP75 is currently unidentified, but the pump bears a very great similarity to the Model BSA-75 produced by the Jiangyan Fashion Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd., of China. The small "C" on the handle has been seen on a very different pump in Laughton-en-le-Morthen, South Yorks - and this pump is also offered for sale by the Chinese company. However, the Czech Company, Kovoplast, also supplies very similar pumps.
|Culbokie, Highland. Thanks to Julian Paren for the
Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.
|Dornoch, Highland. The pump has suffered some damage - the cap is dented and a
piece of the casting on the pump head is missing. Thanks to Kate and Keith
Morison for the photos.
Manufacturer: Unk, but the pump body is identical with one at Tannadice, Angus, made by Macfarlane's of Glasgow.
|Isle of Bute, Argyll & Bute||See separate page.|
|Near Munlochy, Highland. Thanks to Julian Paren for the
Markings: A "B" in a hexagon.
Manufacturer: Unk, but very similar to pumps made by Puteus of Germany.
|A wreck in
the woods at Inverie, Highland. Thanks to Mike Simms for the
Markings: Lion and "RD NO. 46671".
Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.
| This one,
at Plockton, Highland, is practically identical to those at Darvel and Sorn,
East Ayrshire, although it has found a new role as a handy plinth for a
sundial. Photo supplied by John Bolton - thanks, John - who reports that it's
almost certainly a Registered Design No 2 by the Glasgow firm, George Smith
Manufacturer: Probably George Smith & Co., Glasgow.
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|At the Islay Woollen Mill, Redhouses, on Islay, Argyll &
Markings: None visible.
Manufacturer: Probably George Smith & Co., Glasgow (the distinctive design is very similar to that at Plockton, above).
|Just two examples of many pumps that can still be found on Tiree,
Argyll & Bute. Photos supplied by Colin Woodcock - thanks,
Markings: On the left - Unk. On the right - Lion.
Manufacturer: Left - Unk. Right - Joseph Evans.
|The formal pump in a riverside park at Wick, Highland. Thanks to John Bolton for the photos on the left and Chris Willliams for those on the right. At the base of the concrete plinth there's a small modern plaque, reading:|
THIS ROSE GARDEN WAS CREATED IN 1979
WITH FUNDS DONATED BY PRESTO, WICK
|The pump also carries a dedication:|
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM WATERS ESQ
BAILIE AND PROVOST
OF THE BURGH
AND ONE OF ITS MOST
AND PUBLIC SPIRITED
|Markings: The maker's nameplate is obliterated.
Manufacturer: Almost certainly George Smith of Glasgow.
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