This pump came with a Perfecto Iron made by the Enterprise Tool & Metal Works, Chicago. The barrel on this nickel plated pump is 6 1/4″ long x 3/4″ diameter. This pump is in Ron Drake’s collection.
This pump came with an Enterprise No. 1 stove. It is the same as the pump for their Perfecto Iron above but the pump barrel is finished in brass. These pumps thread into the filler plug and can be supported by them.
This pump was probably manufactured by Even Heat Mfg. Ltd., Fredericksburg, Ohio, for iron models that require a separate pump. The brass cylinder is 5 3/8″ x 27/32″; This metal handled pump is in Loren Abernathy’s collection.
Two pumps from the United Kingdom and their discharge tips (below). The nickel plated brass barrel on the upper pump is 10″ x 7/8″. The brass barrel of the lower pump may have been nickel plated at one time and is 12″ x 7/8″. Neil McRae has not identified these but notes that the larger tip on the lower pump matches the big socket on the Evening Star products.
This pump came with a Gloria-Australasia iron that was made in the early to mid-1930s. The brass barrel is 5 3/16″ x 7/8″. This pump and the iron it came with are in Iain Sedgman’s collection.
This pump came with a Hercules Mfg. Stovette Model 1 in James “Smitty” Smith’s collection. The nickel plated barrel of this pump, which threads on the air screw, is 5 1/2″ long x 13/16″ in diameter. The pump is used by holding the two tabs with one hand while moving the pump cylinder in and out with the other hand.
The nickel plated brass barrel on this pump is 5 3/8″ x 13/16.” It is stamped Imperial Brass Mfg. Co. on the cap which can be snapped off the barrel. The pump was probably made for the irons made by this company and provided with a threaded union with the filler cap.
This nickel plated brass pump came with a Hummer brand camp stove manufactured by the Kremer Metal Products Co., Chicago, Illinois. The barrel of the pump is 6 1/8 x 3/4.” The threaded tip of the pump probably connected to a short piece of hose, now missing, to connect to the stove’s air stem. This pump and stove are in Glenn Knapke’s collection.
Herman Mulder got this pump with his Peebee lantern so the pump may also have been made by Maris et Besnard, Paris, France. The diameter of the pump barrel is 20 mm; the length of the barrel is 250 mm.
A Nagel-Chase lantern in Herman Mulder’s collection came with this pump attached to the globe cage. The barrel of the pump measures 9″ x 7/8″ and is nickel plated brass. The tip of the pump has a ball-shaped nipple (right); the metal cap on the barrel is threaded.
This pump is the same as the one above except that it no longer has the nickel plating, it lacks a clip to attach it to a lantern globe cage, and has a hook at the tip (left) that allows it to hold onto air screws that are about 1/2″ in diameter by about 3/16″ deep (Henry Plews). The hook is stamped PATENT APL’D FOR on the outside surface. This pump is in Deb Lyon’s collection.
The barrel of this pump is the same as the pump that came with the Nagel-Chase lantern above, but the barrel is 10″ long x 1 1/8″ in diameter. The round wood handle is also different. This pump, that is in Doug Dwyer’s collection, came with an unknown model table lamp probably made by the Pitner Gasoline Lighting Co, Chicago, Illinois.
This pump has the same dimensions and parts as the pump above that came with the probable Pitner table lamp above except for the wider, black-painted handle.
The box this pump came in is stamped 1090. While Bill Ryno got this pump and box with an AGM No. 1 stove, I can find no evidence that this is an AGM pump number and the pump may have been made by another manufacturer. The nickel plated brass barrel on this pump is 9″ long x 5/8″ diameter.
These pumps, in Henry Plews’ collection, are similar to the pump that came with an iron made by National Stamping & Electric Works in the 1950’s, except for the threaded rather than a ball-shaped nipple. The barrels of the pumps measure 6 1/16″ (upper) and 6 3/8″ (lower) x 1 1/4″ diameter.
The siphon (lower) in this image is stamped PRENTISS WABERS PRODUCTS CO. WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN. The siphon came with a hose attached on the left end; it will pass a fluid if the right end is lower and the knurled metal stem is pulled. The pump (upper) barrel is 6″ long x ~7/8″ diameter. Fred Kuntz got these tools with a Preway stove.
This pump came with a Kerosafe brand iron made by the Thomas Mfg. Co., Dayton, Ohio. The barrel of this nickel plated pump is 5 3/4″ x 7/8″. The threaded end of the 3 1/2″ long hose allows it to be connected to the iron. The pump is in Jerry Engbring’s collection; photo by Neil McRae.
This is one of two identical pumps that came with a pair of Thomas lamps, Model M1001. The pump appears elsewhere on this page so may have been made for several manufacturers. The pump barrel is 9 7/8″ x 7/8″. The pumps and lamps are in Jon Schedler’s collection.
This pump came with a Thomas M1004 lantern in Doug Dwyer’s collection. Note that it has the same shaped black wooden handle (lower right image) as on the pump that came with a Thomas lamp above. There is a short black rubber hose at the end of the barrel that has a threaded piece to attach the pump to the air screw (upper image). The flexibility of the hose allows the user to pump air into the fount without upsetting the appliance. The rubber hose fits on the ribbed nipple (lower left image) to ensure a tight connection of the pump to the appliance.
The barrel on this pump by an unknown manufacturer is 12″ x 5/8″. It is all brass except for the handle stem and inner parts for the leather. The conical tip is solid brass with a slightly larger hole at the tip than other pumps. I am not sure if it was made for pressurizing liquid fuel appliances.
We don’t know the manufacturer for this pump, in Ed Dennis’s collection. The brass barrel with nozzle is 8 1/2″ long x 1 3/8″ diameter. The threaded nipple is larger than on other gas appliance pumps.
Another pump in Ed Dennis’s collection by an unknown manufacturer, this pump is unusual in having a knurled cap. The barrel is 12″ x 7/8″ diameter and nickel plated brass.
This unusual pump, in Jeff Johnson’s collection, has a brass barrel that is 6″ x 7/8″ diameter. It also has a knurled cap as the preceding. The handle and barrel diameter suggest a large appliance pump but the length is considerably shorter than on others for this purpose.
Herman Mulder purchased this pump in Europe; the manufacturer is unknown. Herman reports that it works well in pressurizing appliances. The brass barrel of the pump is 8 1/2″ long x 5/8″ diameter.
Iain Sedgman found this pump in Australia. It is only stamped Made in India on the brass barrel near the handle. The barrel is 36mm x 210mm (1.4″ x 8 1/4″) in diameter.
These two siphons, also found by Herman Mulder in Europe, have the same size brass barrels, 12 1/4″ long x 1 1/4″ in diameter; handles; and end caps. The nozzles (top image, left) are different shapes and the pump leathers are different. The upper siphon (middle image) has a disc-shaped leather rather than two cup-shaped leathers, as on the lower siphon (bottom image), to create suction. Herman believes the siphon leather is original.
This pump was found in Australia. It is unusual in having a rolled steel barrel as well as a steel inner rod. Iain Sedgman had to unsolder the pump cap below the black wood handle in order to service the pump. The barrel is 6″ x 3/4″ in diameter and is painted grey. The lapped steel barrel doesn’t affect the pump’s ability to produce pressure. The manufacturer is unknown.
This unmarked pump, in Dean DeGroff’s collection has a handle and barrel design identical to pumps on stoves made by the Wehrle Co., Newark, Ohio. The steel pump barrel is 6 3/16″ long x 1 1/4″ in diameter.
Ed Lundberg made this tool to get dents out of brass pump barrels. The Delrin plastic sleeve fits over the pump barrel where the dent is located. The hardened bronze disk at the end of the tool is rounded to work the dent out of the brass pump barrel. The diameter of the bronze disk just fits inside the barrel of most pumps.
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