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These were issued to all Home Guard units during the second world war and kept in factories and homes.

Water was obtained from a bucket and, although the pump produced very small quantities of water, it was useful for cooling down Incendiary Bombs that required heat to ignite properly.

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  • These pumps would normally be fitted with a thick rubber cover to the lower part, to prevent damage to the pump body. There was usually a valve fitted in the end of the hose, similar to an old motorcycle petrol tap, which would allow either a jet or spray of water.
    .......... David Wallis, Burnham on Crouch UK, 2nd of October 2010

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