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asw120

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What is it?
« on: 26 December, 2018, 09:45:42 pm »
That usually seems to get people's interest.....

On Saturday, I picked up the pump....thing.....from a retired workmate. (on previous weeks I have picked up two early 30's Bedfords)

He said it's a vacuum pump (I presume from a dairy) and that it came from Dalby. He's had it for years.

It has the general / vague appearance of the Ridd pump in another thread, but has significant differences and no identification of any type that I can find.

Over to the knowledgable ones.....

Jarrod.





asw120

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #1 on: 26 December, 2018, 09:47:13 pm »
More pictures.

asw120

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #2 on: 26 December, 2018, 09:51:27 pm »
I forgot to add that the pulley is approximately 27-1/2" , or 700mm in diameter.

Thanks, Jarrod.

John 54

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #3 on: 27 December, 2018, 02:19:03 am »
Hi Jarrod
 Your Mate is right it is an old vacuum pump off milking machined :)
regards John   
John

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #4 on: 27 December, 2018, 06:25:50 am »
Hello Jarrod
By the size of the flywheel you'd nearly assume it was run by an electric motor. That's a doozy of a flywheel.

Cheers Scott

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #5 on: 27 December, 2018, 12:30:37 pm »
Just a a matter of interest vacuum pumps have many uses not just milking machines
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Re: What is it?
« Reply #6 on: 27 December, 2018, 04:03:31 pm »
What a neat little pump with a huge drive wheel. I like it a lot as it is a 2 piece drive wheel.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

asw120

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #7 on: 27 December, 2018, 05:56:23 pm »
Thanks for the replies so far. I'm going to keep looking until I find out a likely brand and vintage.

Jarrod.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #8 on: 27 December, 2018, 07:21:19 pm »
This would be the pump. Not a lot of help, as G&N were only the distributors. Co-op was their brand. I have named this scan Co-op 31, so I presume the date of the publication from which it came was 1931. My record keeping sometimes leaves a bit to be desired!

Eric


asw120

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #9 on: 27 December, 2018, 10:26:07 pm »
Thanks for that.

Jarrod.

cobbadog

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #10 on: 28 December, 2018, 01:25:43 pm »
It must be early advertisement s there is no telephone number listed only an address.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #11 on: 29 December, 2018, 07:03:37 am »
Hello Jarrod.
I've been looking into G&N a bit over the years (Thanks for the ad Eric) and it seems this type of vacuum pump was available early in the 1920's and G&N were advertising the 'Eclipse' milking machine from 1939. I'm pretty sure they didn't use the pump you have for the intervening years.
G&N were good at rebadging other peoples products. One manufacturer worth looking at for the maker of your vacuum pump is Paul, Robert's & Parsons PTY LTD Engineers Sydney. They made milk pumps for G&N around the same time.

Cheers Scott