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Post by bencam43 on Thu Mar 21 2013, 20:42

Hi G uys i just acquired this pump today,thereis no name on ior Ser No plate, can anyone tell me what make it is.It is bigger than a Lister domestic and weighs 30 [img]https://i69.servimg.com/u[url=https://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=30&u=17417169]/f69/17/41/71/69/pump_010.jpg[/img][/url]Kgs and painted metallic green. Bill.
(All casting numbers begun with F P )


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Re: Pump ID please

Post by Foden on Thu Mar 21 2013, 20:51

Looks like a Frank Pearns pump made in Manchester Bill, seen a few around in the past but they are not that common these days.

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Post by bencam43 on Thu Mar 21 2013, 21:25

I think you could be spot on there Pete as all the casting numbers start with FP !! Any idea where i might get som e info on it.
s again Bill

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Post by Foden on Thu Mar 21 2013, 21:31

A quick google found this Bill http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Frank_Pearn_and_Co but I know nothing more about the company.

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Re: Pump ID please

Post by stationary stu on Fri Mar 22 2013, 14:13

May be worth having a word with Kev as he has an early Pearn pump which he is resoring at present but it's a lot bigger than your's but he may know where to find info.

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Re: Pump ID please

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Mar 24 2013, 21:15

well mate that makes two of us that have frank pearn pumps but nothing i can find on either of them
heres mine shes a little one Laughing well by franks designs of old anyway Smile









and it pump water again Very Happy at hand rotation speed Shocked Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy



this is a chair pushed up to the flywheel for a sizing guide
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so if we all keep search from time to time, oneday there maybe new info put on the web
ive also got the manchester industrial science museum looking into mine also, they have been trying for 6 months but only had one email from them and they came up with a advert sign and a will keep searching ,and also would you like to donate the pump for preservation in there museum Smile nice try
the dating from them was a wider scale than mine ,but only by 8 yrs
closest i can figure mine to from available info on web graves guide and other factory patent data 1875- 1898
1900 pumps start to head in your lister/climax styled of pumps direction of enclosed and horizontal
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Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Mar 24 2013, 21:41

well thats weard
went to find the date of company liquidation and it was Shocked 24 march Shocked 1955
58yrs ago to the day
so your pump is " if a frank pearn " clocking 58 yrs old minimum Smile
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Post by bencam43 on Wed Mar 27 2013, 19:35

Thanks Kev for your reply, my pump is on the same lines as a Lister domestic but is about twice the size and weighs 32 Kg . somebody somewhere must have some info on Frank Pearns, all we can do is hope that they see these posts and it jogs their memory Bill

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Re: Pump ID please

Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Mar 28 2013, 07:57

bencam43 wrote:Thanks Kev for your reply, my pump is on the same lines as a Lister domestic but is about twice the size and weighs 32 Kg . somebody somewhere must have some info on Frank Pearns, all we can do is hope that they see these posts and it jogs their memory Bill

bill not a problem mate at all
the web search is a mine field , as you think u got a new find ,and its so one from manchester usa, with the same name ,or its the same 3 steam pumps in the misuems that 30+ people have done videos of Rolling Eyes
thats why i said about my frank pearn "little one " Very Happy Very Happy pearns didnt do small from what i can find out about , the valve and other access covers on mine are 1" thick solid cast iron , and the weight must be getting on for a lister A Smile just started to make the timbers and steering up for the trolley
then im sitting the old oak skids onto my trolley ,so if its to unstable when working will just use trolley as a means of moving and slip pearn off to the floor ect
and the sign ive had made for the display arrived yesterday Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by stationary stu on Thu Mar 28 2013, 12:24

Let us see the signs then Kev, you know what I'm like. Laughing Laughing Laughing You say you have something new then don't show us a pic. tut tut tut :chin:

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