Westinghouse is the motor brand.
Amazingly, both Westinghouse and the original maker of the pump (McKay
equipment), are still around.
This pump was used by an "old lady" until her house was demolished.
I would like to posit a hypothesis that I came up with yesterday,
which is that makers of equipment that is very long lasting,
themselves last longer. Some examples are Quincy compressor, McKay
equipment (maker of the pump), Champion compressor, etc.
Ignoramus4694 fired this volley in
And Santore & Sons, Inc (pyrotechnics) in business continually since 1898.
(Of which I am affiliated)
Why was her house demolished?
Next question, what caused you to find this pump and buy it?
Note: Lycos is dead so I set up a new gmail account for this group.
"Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect
government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home
in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
I bought it from a guy who was selling off his equipment. He had a
huge hangar full of Stuff. He was in excavating business and is
getting out. I bought this antique pump for $5 (and the ARO 4000 lbs
pneumatic chain hoist for $35, and a huge Greymills parts washer for
$40, and a Snapon YA212A MIG/TIG welder with tank for a undisclosed
price, and more stuff).
I love gmail and moved most of my correspondence there. Gmail, google
calendar, and google docs changed the way I live my life, literally.
cool pump. amazing it's got a leather belt. lol.
my local newspaper did like an informal "contest" for local residents to
send in who was running the oldest appliance in the area. was probably the
funniest and most interesting thing they ever ran in the newspaper. i just
did a search at the newspaper's website, no luck (they have a SUCKY search
engine). i wish i could remember the details, i think a woman won who has a
refrigerator from like the 20's, and i believe they said it's been in
continuous use(?). is that possible? did they even have electric
refrigerators in the 20's? i can't remember the details of the article but
it was damn funny.
Me too... been heavily using pretty much everything Google offers for a
good while now.
Not so crazy about their newsgroup reader though... use MT Newswatcher
Google Voice is one that really changed things... works well, and all
it's call forwarding and voice mail features/flexibility are amazing.
Being able to call anywhere in the US toll free 24/7 saves me a bundle
every month as well.
PS, wow, haven't even heard the word Lycos since I can't remember
So they pay you for helping them SPAM I take it?
I run my own mail server and have no issues at all with it. I have my
own web mail available that has no advertising SPAM on it, there are no
SPAM tag lines on my mail, etc. Virtually no SPAM mail makes it through
my filters either.
On Calendars, I don't know what they calendar could possibly do for me
and I admit I haven't looked at it since I have no apparent use for it.
My primary calendar is a good old fashioned paper calendar on the wall
in my office, and since I work from home it's pretty much always readily
available. I have virtually no need to consult it when I'm not near it
so the paper one works well.
I haven't looked at Google docs at all, so I can't say how little use I
might have for it.
Yup, fridges were around, just cost a big fraction of an average
family's income to own one. Iceboxes had to serve for a looong time
for the not-so-wealthy. One design had the coils on top of the box,
you'll see them now and then in old movies where an early form of
product placement seems to have been practiced. Freon wasn't around,
so the individual units had nifty stuff like sulphur dioxide or methyl
chloride as the refrigerant. There were a few high-end apartment
buildings that had whole-building refrigeration, one pump in the
basement, tubing in the walls and each kitchen had a box and a set of
coils. Had one of those leak in S.F. while I was still in the Bay
Area, was either SO2 or ammonia for refrigerant. Had to clear the
building for several days. I had to get rid of an SO2-charged unit,
we used it for years for powder storage. My dad salvaged the motor,
they didn't have sealed units back then either. The b-in-law helped
me haul it off to the "recycle area"(dump), where we set it next to
the Freon fridges. Just hope the guy draining them had the proper
equipment. Weighed a ton.