Pump it up

Hand Pump in the Garden - Part 1

For at least a few decades was the same pump in the garden to get the water out of the well . But over time, less used, corrosion took it's toll. Now, instead of buying a new one, I wanted to restore the pump, to be fully functional and fitting in the garden as a charismatic signature piece.

In the first steps I took it apart, cleaned it up and greased every old nut and bold.  After fixing the connecting rod I focused on getting a good compression, so a new leather seal was put on piston and the cylinder war sanded.