Hi all, I have just purchased a large Blake pump. It is similar to a lister
domestic type but much bigger. Does anyone have any literature on this type
of pump??? I will get some pics up tomorrow so you can see exactly what it
Dear Martin, I restored a Blake pump as one of my first projects. I drove it
with a 1946 Lister D mounted on an interesting "Slingsby" trock. It now
belongs to a guy called Steve Morris from Flookburgh. He used to show it at
the Steam Gathering . The pump was bought from John Irving's scrap yard in
Wigton and was originally a "Sellarc" pressure washer, manufactured by W.
Bateman & Co, Garstang Rd, Barton,Preston, PR3 5AA. They gave me all the
information I needed and even supplied me with a new nameplate free of
charge. My dealings with them were about 14 years ago but I have seen their
vans on the road on my travels so I assume that they are still on the go.