Patent Model - Pump for Raising Water
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Amariah Fitch (b.1810, d.1875), Patentee
May 23 1848
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Cast iron, paint
20 x 9 1/2 x 7" (50.8 x 24.1 x 17.8cm)
Fitch's pump "is made like other suction and force pumps in use, having a cylinder A, piston B, piston rod C, lever D, side trunks E, valves F, water ways or chambers G, conducting tube H, discharging tube I, and other appendages belonging to such pumps... The improvements that I have made, relate to the construction and arrangement of the side water chambers G, the manner of arranging the valve seats K, the construction of the piston B, and the mode of coupling the induction and eduction tubes, to the water chambers, by rings I, driven over the screws, instead of screw couplings." (Patent Number 5,591)
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