We have now acquired an original Fowler 1PA water pump set. A nice unit
which had been restored and rallied about 7 or 8 years ago but has lain
dormant for about 5 years. The pump has had new seals and I now want to put
it back into running order. I am a little concerned about running the pump
without treating the pump leathers etc as I am sure they will have dried out
I was thinking the leather cups would benefit from a soak in neatsfoot oil
prior to putting it back to work ? Does anyone known of a source of
neatsfoot oil and any other suggestions for preserving the pump ?
The only details on the pump is the word 'No.1' cast on various parts and a
small brass plate with what appears to be the pump number. Having little
knowledge of pumps is anyone able to identify it ?
Photos at the usual place
17 years ago