In 1875, the Baker Manufacturing Company began producing iron pumps and wooden windmills under the Monitor name. Recognition came quickly. Monitor was awarded its first gold medal as a source of ingenuity and design at the Columbian Exposition of 1893. But this was only the beginning. For over 125 years, Monitor has pursued excellence by creating innovative products based on the real needs of their customers.
Baker’s deep-well hand pumps are for use with windmills, pump jacks, or as a stand-alone hand pump. They have a built-in surge chamber, an adjustable stroke and a multi-position cap. The wheel handle valve in the bib spout allows you to shut o ff flow to the spout, which allows water to be diverted through an outlet plug on the back of the hand pump over to another point, such as a storage cistern. A few strokes of the handle fills the reservoir with water, which without further pumping, becomes a smooth-flowing drinking fountain.
I bought my hand pump from Baker Manufacturing Company, 133 Enterprise Street, Evansville, Wisconsin 53536, 608-882-2730, www.bakermfg.com. I called them last week to make sure it was okay for me to send my readers to them. They were thrilled. I spoke with a dear man named John Falconer. He was very patient and helpful. You could write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. But a hand pump isn’t something that you can install yourself. You’ll need to work with a water well driller or a water systems company. I’m sure you can find a reputable one in Spokane. The local company who did my installation is TPM Water Systems, 208-883-0660. If you can’t find someone to help you, maybe TPM can recommend someone.
Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious and pure.
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