Blue cast iron pump

The 19th century cast-iron pump has been a national monument since 1967. On the triangular lawn (a 'tip') on the corner of Beekseweg and Dorpsstraat is a cast iron pump, painted blue and crowned with a gilded sphere, on a hardstone pedestal.

The technical condition of the pump, its pedestal and the hardstone sink has deteriorated significantly in recent years. Therefore, all parts were restored by Zandenbouw from Aarle Rixtel. The pump was dismantled and transported to smithy Oldenhave, which specialises in the restoration of cast iron. Students of ours used the restoration of the village pump as ROP, Restoration Training Place. They took on the coordination of the restoration, the repair of the footing, the repair of the bluestone, but also the research into the original colours and similar village pumps together with a building historian.

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Dorpsstraat 67
5735EB Aarle-Rixtel
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