Sunday, October 19, 2014

A windpomp in South Africa

Ink sketch and W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm 12" x 8" - unframed

The first records found of a windpump in South Africa, is from a painting drawn in 1848. Records were 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.

Die windpomp

…en vurig en fier soos oor ‘n kleintandooi
die kop geolie en die stert bloedrooi
staan ons ou slyttand met ‘n nuwe rug
oor die jongste boorgat opgerig
- Uittreksel uit ’n gedig deur Leon Strydom

ITEM ID : AWindpompInSouthAfrica
PRICE : R350.00 including postage in South Africa


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