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WINDPUMPS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

HISTORY OF WINDPUMPS
The first records found of a windpump in South Africa, is from a painting drawn in 1848. Records was found of windpumps as from 1869 and the first import was in 1874. These were wooden constructions. The first all steel windpump was patented in 1855 in England. For more info click on the "South Africa" link above.
THE REASON BEHIND
Having grown up on a Karoo farm, the windpump was part of my life. Later I realised that these trusty friends are fast disappearing. I then had a dream of compiling a book of photos of all the remaining windpumps in South Africa. This is my electronic book with some of my photos...

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