Joseph Evans Hand Operated


Joseph Evans & Sons, Pump Makers, Wolverhampton, England.

Catalogue"B" Hand Pumps & Small Power Pumps, January 1947 Edition issued to and obtained from the now closed Beckton Gas Works, North Thames Gas Board.


There are two Joseph Evans hand pumps in the collection.

  • Cistern Lift Pump, 5L, 2" Barrel
  • Colonial Lift & Force Pump, 131, 2" Barrel

Cistern Lift Pump, 5L, 2" Barrel

This pump has an iron leather-cupped bucket with jaw top, iron wing bucket valve seated on a brass follower and an iron-weighted suction clack valve.

The tail-piece is fitted with an iron nut and brass outlet screwed for wrought iron tube. The pump is supplied with lugs on the barrel for securing to a plank or wall, hence known as model 5L.

The handle can be arranged for left or right hand operation and stands about 24" tall.

Colonial Lift & Force Pump, 131, 2" Barrel

This pump is a brass lift and force pump. It is fitted with a wrought iron handle working in bushed bearings and is mounted on a hard-wood plank. The bucket rod is of gun metal and is fitted with a brass leather-cupped bucket with a brass wing valve. The suction and delivery valves are of the leather brass-weighted flap type.

These pumps noramlly have screwed suction and delivery pipes, but this pump is arranged for fitting to lead pipes. It stands about 5 foot tall.