stirrup pump


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stirrup pump

a hand-operated vertical reciprocating pump, such as one used in fire-fighting, etc., in which the base of the cylinder is placed in a bucket of water
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Civilians put out the incendiaries and many purchased their own bucket and stirrup pump.
CONDOMS and trusses and stirrup pumps - Benny Hill's dad made his living selling surgical appliances.
The company produced 75 different parts for Spitfire fighter planes, over 280 parts for Lancaster bombers, parts for Sten guns and over a quarter-of-a-million stirrup pumps.
ANOTHER night, tense, waiting, black-out curtains pulled tight, lights down low, The anxious silence, then the trickle of fear as the banshee wails, the siren we all know, Searchlights, pencils in the sky poking, probing the evil shadows in the black of night, Droning aircraft somewhere up above, terrifying sounds of fire and bombs and flashing firelight, Bells ringing, stirrup pumps, shouting, screaming, The plop of falling bombs, The ack-ack guns, the noise and flak, huddled under blankets in our shelter tombs, A chink of daylight, a sense of relief once more, the wonderful silence as war fades, Out into daylight, the smells and sight of war and death, surviving yet another air raid.
The exhibition is backed up with wartime objects including gas masks and stirrup pumps.
The exhibition displays wartime objects such as gas masks and stirrup pumps and offers activities including a trail around the museum, part of which was destroyed in the May Blitz of 1941.
During the Second World War it produced 75 different parts for Spitfire fighter planes, more than 280 parts for Lancaster bombers, parts for Sten guns and more than a quarter of a million stirrup pumps.
To serve as Air Raid Wardens and man the stirrup pumps
We had stores of water and stirrup pumps and the distance was short But no
Stirrup pumps and long handled shovels to deal with incendiary bombs were handed out along with reminders to Always Carry Your Gas Mask.
I believe Blue Watch, from those Gaviscon firemen on television, were on permanent duty in my throat with buckets of sand, stirrup pumps and a hose blowing fresh air.
During the Second World War, Thomas Saveker produced 75 different parts for Spitfires, over 280 parts for Lancaster Bombers, parts for sten guns and over 250,000 stirrup pumps.