The house I’m buyung was built in 1934. There’s a concrete basin sitting up on a tree stump. Rectangular in cross-section, its top and back and top and bottom form right angles, while its front tapers down to a narrower bottom. It’s full of dirt and there are plants growing in it.
Unnoticed by my friend, who has lived there for two years, there is a small concrete square next to the tree stump. I noticed it when I was up there in September. It has a metal pipe about 12mm in diameter set into the middle of it, and which is flush with the concrete pad. I’m guessing that it’s a well, and that there used to be a pump there. (This would make sense, considering the age ot the house.)
If it is indeed an old well, and if there is water down there, I thought it would be neat to get one of those old-fashioned water pumps. Are they still made? If so, where do you get them?