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LONGO - Over 75 years Experience

The largest family-owned electrical-mechanical business in the Northeast!

LONGO - Over 75 years Experience

Civil War Relic

Longo has been called in to remove/repair/replace some very large motors and pumps and some that have been around far too long. When we saw this one we knew it was something special. The pump you see here is a Worthington pump circa 1870. Yes, that is right…in service since the end of the Civil War, for 150 years!

We are always willing to try to repair a pump, but sometimes it just isn’t really feasible. And that applies to pumps a lot younger than this one. It is interesting that the pump here was able to function all these years. You might say it gave its all and now it is done.

Being in place that long means things get a bit organic, becoming one after a while. The application of rust remover is not the answer for a pump this old. The torch work shown here was necessary since the bolts holding the pump in place had rusted into one solid mass.