Kells






At first glance this appears to be a standard pump with three raised bands on a cylindrical shaft. The head is fluted and the spout has foliate decoration. What makes the pump different is the decoration on the shaft just below the head. This consists of four columns of pellets which seem to hang from the head in the manner of icicles or hanging foliage. The pellets decrease from top to bottom. There is the usual ogee-domed cap with a spiked finial. The curved handle has an eye-loop terminal. There is no makerís name. The pump is no longer operational. However it is connected to the main water supply and the flow of water can be easily demonstrated.







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