Is there anyone that can answer as to How Victorian era, private/home
owned water fountains worked?
I am exhausted from the number of searches that I have done .. all to
Sure, I have learned about the Roman aqueducts and the flow of water
from hillsides 'but', assuming that not Every Victorian home lived
hillside and 'We Know' that the electric pump wasn't in use at that
time .. How did these fountains work?
Maybe they were Force Flowed in someway but, that would not explain
How the return was made!
Example: from spout to bowl, back to reservoir and then to spout
There is probably a simple explanation but if there is .. I have
I know that this is a strange question but I have reason to ask.
I am not able to take photos of a Large, three section, all copper
fountain that I just purchased from a renowned antique store .. until
The pictures need to be shot in daylight and I wont have any free time
until this weekend.
If anyone is interested in pictures, I will be happy to post them at
I can tell you that the copper sections are very old, very dark and
Very heavy. (as well as having some green areas. lol)
There are also a couple of figural pieces attached to this fountain
and I Swear that they are brass but are almost Black with the years of
I used a dremmel and paste cleaner, in a Real Small, out of sight area
to verify this.
It took Almost fifteen minutes just to lighten a spot the size of a
Any clues would be So Greatly appreciated.