Jim has become a regular attendee at the Sodbury Sortouts, which are held each spring and autumn as a way of redistributing the old-iron related junk around the country. At this one, there were no great engine bargains to attract him, but a nice little stash of pumps, lamps and other assorted stuff followed him home.

The days' haul, including an air rifle for Tom as payment for some roofing he'd done

A Ruston Hornsby pump, for Jim's twin, Andy, who collects Ruston Hornsbys

A neat little belt driven pillar drill

A solid bronze pump

A Lister deep well pump

A little Stuart pump

A paraffin lamp with shaped bevelled glass

A paraffin road lamp

A petrol can with an unusual breather pipe

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