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Our succulent holders have a history of their own; they are originally components of an old water pump salvaged from an abandoned farm in Cherokee, Oklahoma. The pump was used to bring water up to the surface of a well. To learn more about the mechanics read below.
The main fixture (shown above) was previously situated above a water well. To operate, the user would turn a handle with a gear attached. The gear on the handle would turn another gear (pictured below, left) which then would rotate the wheel (pictured below, right) and pull the chain of scoops to the surface.
Although the well was no longer in use, the scoops still had a new life in store. Once separated from the long chain, they now can be hung from vertical surfaces Originally envisioned to hold succulents or herbs, these holders can also serve to hold pencils, loose flower stems, and other treasures.
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The water would then drop out of the scoop and flow out of the nozzle (left) and the cycle would begin again. This pump would provide much needed water to the farmer and his animals.