An introduction to pump types and their histories
by Drew Champlin
February 28, 2018

Ever since 2000 BC when the Egyptians invented the shadoof, a pump used to draw water from wells, the pump has been a key component of everyday life. Here are several types of pumps invented since then, along with some of their most common applications. The wide variety of pumps today made it impossible for us to include them all.

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History of Pumps Infographic