from American Agriculturalist, Volume 38, 1879.
The Whitman Fountain Pump
acquaintance with this pump from the start, and its
use for several years, enable us to say that in the
present improved condition, it combines in a remarkable
degree simplicity and effectiveness. Scarcely larger
than a good sized walking stick, it discharges a stream
of remarkable volume with force, and may be used wherever
a garden syringe or a portable pump is required, whether
in the greenhouse or the open ground.
Aside from horticultural uses there are various others
in which it will be found very handy, especially in
washing windows and carriages. In every country house
there should be means at hand for throwing a stream
of water in case of fire. At the first outbreak of fire,
it requires but very little water to extinguish it,
provided it can be put in the right place. The Fountain
Pump will be found most useful as a fire extinguisher,
and if always kept where it may be found without searching
for it, may be the means of preventing a serious conflagration.