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The pump that got away - Nu Frend

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The pump that got away - Nu Frend

Post by harrone on Mon Apr 11 2016, 15:47

Hi All,

Have you ever found that wonderful piece of machinery that you'd love to have but for reasons out of your control you have to say no and let it go.
This happened to me late last year when I was the first to contact a fellow who was selling his pride and joy restored Nu Frend double acting piston pump.
It's one of those pumps that would stand out on any rally field and is guaranteed to draw a crowd when in operation or not.
The fellow offering it for sale was in his 80's and was to frail and ill to rally it any longer. My problem was that he just lived to far away and wasn't able to assist in getting it to a freighter to transport it to me.
So the second person who saw it for sale and who lived a lot closer, got it.
I did pick up two unrestored smaller versions of this pump but the smaller ones don't have the impressive ball shaped pressure vessels





Oh well!

Cheers

Mark

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Re: The pump that got away - Nu Frend

Post by StewartH on Tue Apr 12 2016, 08:25

Awwwww maaaaaannnnn! - unlucky Squire - I think we've all been there. My good lady said to me on a number of occasions - "...what's meant to be will be.." I completely disagree... he who pays wins is my motto when building/hoarding my collection Smile

better luck next time...


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Re: The pump that got away - Nu Frend

Post by blue cat on Tue Apr 12 2016, 19:10

There was a company in the UK who also made a scotch yoke water pump similar to this one, but without the balls Laughing . Might have been Cooper of Wisbech, but I could be wrong about that. They were used with Ransome mini crawlers.

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Re: The pump that got away - Nu Frend

Post by harrone on Wed Apr 13 2016, 01:24

These pumps were manufactured by a company called Metters in South Australia under license from a US pump manufacturer called
New Friend so that's why the Australian version was called Nu Frend. I have the two smaller versions of this pump, as you put it "scotch yoke" style, double acting piston pump.



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