Another antique guessing game

Does anyone know what this is?
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Ok, if you guessed right, how did it work?
Garnet

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its a water pump, works by lifting the handle up and down which makes it a pressure pump. Forces air down to the water which pushes the water up the pipe. These are still being used in some places!

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@Sarall You’re right, but in the olden days you kept a bucket of water beside the pump to prime it.
Garnet

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Oh yeah, the prime bucket! got to have that to get the water going. Its been a long time since I’ve seen one of those. Some farms still have them in Oklahoma.

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