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Pictured below are some images and specifications of pumps supplied as original vehicle kit or generic aftermarket accessories.

Information has been gleaned from a collections and catalogue material, and additional information, corrections etc are invited

Where we have made statements or assumptions in error, corrections etc are invited.

Foot Pumps ..........Hand Pumps..........Wanted

Item
Notes
Foot Pumps

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Aerite

Small pump with diecast cylinder ends.

Manufactured under this brand name by Walters and Dobson a Sheffield manufacturer who made a range of high quality pumps. ref: http://www.vintagepumps.co.uk/page2.html

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This pump has no markings. However, a similar one was seen in the militery museum in Darwin (June 2016). It was in a cabinet of tools for an Army Blitz truck, so let us classify it as such until other info is received. (Info wanted)

We have another one which came mounted on a solid piece of plywood, no doubt to provide support on soft or uneven ground.

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Brass cylinder foot pump. marked "D.R.A.L. AUSTRALIA" on the footplate and the Department of Defence mark D^D on the cylinder end.

No info, Info required.

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Duco

A smaller pump than the Nesthill.

This pump has 3 cylinders, all in brass - they would look a treat polished up!

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Hattersley & Davidson Ltd Sheffield

Multistage Foot Pump Pattern no Fco

 

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Kismet Baby

"William Turner and Bro. Ltd, of Eyre Lane Sheffield started business in the late 1890's and made a range of pumps under the KISMET brand name. Rumour has it that Turner named his company after attending and being impressed with the KISMET musical opera". ref vintagepumps.co.uk

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Nice brass barreled pump marked "Duplex Kismet Master", amd "AM with crown". AM stands for Air Ministry. It has a 1942 date on the brass label.

Internet searches suggest that this model was supplied with the Rolls Royce Phantom 1 cars. (info required)

 

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Kismet Lorry

"William Turner and Bro. Ltd, of Eyre Lane Sheffield started business in the late 1890's and made a range of pumps under the KISMET brand name. Rumour has it that Turner named his company after attending and being impressed with the KISMET musical opera". ref vintagepumps.co.uk

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Nesthill Jupiter brass tube

Supplied with quality British motor cars. This one has been paimted red on the brass ends and has a brass cylinder. This would look very nice restored to concourse condition.

 

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Nesthill Jupiter steel tube

Supplied with quality British motor cars. This one has been painted silver on the brass ends. One website suggests that the cylinder was nickel plated steel. This would look nice restored to concourse condition.

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PCL Royal. An attractive brass cylinder pump.

Pneumatic Components Limited (PCL)

Founded in 1938, when the first pressure gauges were designed and manufactured in Sheffield, PCL started somewhat later than many of the other major pump makers.

The company was founded, apparently, as a result of a squabble between the Turner brothers (of the famous Kismet Company in Sheffield). One of the brothers broke away and founded the rival PCL enterprise.

ref: http://www.vintagepumps.co.uk/page2.html

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SAGAR Foot Pump
Reg Design No: 24440
South Australia.

Feedback from Brian Love: "Sagar were Aust. makers of greasing equipment for bulk dispensers as well as grease guns etc".

 

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Sutty CYCLONE Tyre Pump
Sutty Motor Accessories Ltd
Farnborough Kent
Quality Products
Made in England
Regd Des No 894,999

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Sutty Giant. A large pump as the name suggests, complete with pressure gauge.

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Sutty Giant compared to the Nesthill Jupiter.

The Sutty Giant is aptly named.

 

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Rekord foot pump. Spelling of the name suggests German origin.

Any info welcome

 

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W & D Model 25 Super Pump

Double acting pump, brass cylinders.

Manufactured by Walters and Dobson a Sheffield manufacturer who made a range of high quality pumps. ref: http://www.vintagepumps.co.uk/page2.html

   
Hand Pumps

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The only mark is on the valve connector and reads "ACORN STEVENS-NY"

Not sure if this is the brand of pump or just the connector.

Steel tube

Information sought.

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BLUMELS' "PRIMAX" Patent No 177394.

Chromed steel tube. Looks to be a motobike pump. Blumels bicycle pumps are still available today.

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Brass bodied Tyre pump with a maker's plate on the wooden handle BROOKPARTS, Made in England.

Nothing known about this maker - info sought.

Small Hand Pump

Marked "Made in CSC England, 17 inches long. It would suit a small English motorcar.

Info required.

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Marked "Davis (pic of cup) Davis Industries Australia"

The Picture is an early version of the Davis Cup which is a tennis tournament prize trophy.

The tournament has been running since yr 1900.

The one pictured as a motif for this pump, has only one plinth, to accommodate the details of the yearly winners. Now it has three plinths to fit all the later winners.

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Marked "DAVIS PUMPS MADE IN AUSTRALIA"

No info found about Davis Pumps so far, information sought.

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Double acting hand pump marked "JAMIESON Pat No 119648"

Info required.

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Kinsman Limited, Shirley, Birmingham, U.K. Patent 364911.

Internet searches suggest that this was standard kit for early Rolls Royce and other English motor cars.

Steel tube, wooden handle (and hose keeper) and brass feet.

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Marked "MEWI" on the fold down feet.

Steel tube with a pressure gauge attached.

Internet search reveals thet the BMW R12 motorbike from late 1930's had a Mewi pump - now this is obviously not for that, but it points to German in origin.

Information sought.

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Marked "MICROM" on a brass plate soldered to the brass tube.

No info on this one - but European from the name?

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Monroe Auto Equipment Mfg Co, Monroe Mich.

Pat 30 March 1920

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Nesthill Prince stirrup pump.

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Rega (Australia) pump.

Handle looks like the Kinsman, not sure of who used it first. info sought.

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Rega (Australia) triple barrelled pump.

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Shelley with steel tube, cast feet marked SHELLEY.

TIRE PUMP, Shelley - TF-230

This is the Shelley tire pump supplied with late model MGA. It is identified by the fold-out cast iron foot with the word SHELLEY cast in raised lettering in two places. Also note position of the hose connector coming out the side at an angle.

ref http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/tools/tf230.htm

Ref: Shelley-Steel-3

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Shelley with brass tube, cast iron feet marked SHELLEY.

This Shelley pump stands 13.5 inches tall. It would suit a small English car

Ref: Shelley-4

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This one has a steel tube, dia 1-3/8", 22-1/2" tall. Handle 7 inches across, endcap pressed steel.

Marked 'MADE IN "SUTTY" ENGLAND'

It has a Sutty connector marked "Sutty, Patent No 619303 "

Hose is old and probably needs replacement.

Offers considered

Ref Sutty #3

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Double acting pump, modern, marked only Taiwan on the top fitting.

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This is an unusual design for a hand pump, as it has a piston rather than a leather washer to compress the air, found with better quality cars.

Marked "TALLMAN PUMP PAT'D HAMILTON ONTARIO"

 

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Double tube pump

Marked "TALLMAN BRASS & METAL LIMITED HAMILTON ONTARIO CANADA

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Marked: "W Turner & Bro, RENRUT BALLOON PUMP EYRE LANE SHEFFIELD"

William Turner and Bros., Ltd., 44, Eyre Lane, A leading feature of the pump is the use of both low and high-pressure cylinders operated by the one plunger, an arrangement which is stated to deliver twice the usual volume of air at each stroke and so to allow tyres to be inflated in a minimum of time. In operation the large cylinder first becomes filled with air from the atmosphere, this, before passing out of the pump, being compressed into the small or high-pressure cylinder, from which it is forced into the tyre.

From an article dated 29th March 1927.

Offers considered

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Turner Quadruple. Also marked Renrut (Turner spelt backwards) all brass fittings and tube.

Should polish up well!

 

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Turner Quadruple. Also marked Renrut (Turner spelt backwards) all brass fittings and tube. Similar to the one above, but only one brass badge soldered to the tube.

Should polish up well!

 

Offers considered

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Marked "UNBREAKABLE BASE MADE IN USA N 4" under the base

no other clues as to maker

   
Wanted to Buy

Wanted a hand pump as pictured at left.

Hand Pump marked SKS in the base in raised letters

This pump was issued in a special tool box together with the IF8 or Infanteriekarren which was a small trailer during WW2 which could be pulled by hand or horse.

Contact on link above