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The History Of the Sump Pump Part 4

We’re excited to see you back at Fura International's blog! If you’re fascinated by the story of how a simple machine went from rudimentary purposes and design in ancient Egypt in 2000 BC to becoming an everyday household item that saves you a lot of money in prevented repairs, then you’re in the right place. Check out the prequels to this blog here, here, and here. In this entry, we’ll continue discussing the advancing origins of your everyday submersible pump.

Finding A Submersible Pump

The journey to submersible, self-priming, and self-pumping wasn't so long from being over at this point. Around 20 years after John Nielson created his dry pump, Hayward Tyler surfaced with a new invention. He had created the first electric motor for underwater use, at the time it was used for boiler circulation, specifically in a glandless motor pump, a motor with a rotor and shaft that are made to rotate within the liquid it’s submerged in. But these would deteriorate quickly under the pressure of the liquid. In 1912, Durion Castings Company answered that issue with a solution: Durion the material offered a highly corrosive resistant option to glaze those constantly hard-working metal parts in the motors and pumps that were submersible.

The First Submersible Pump

Finally, the first truly submersible pump was crafted by Aramis Sergeevich Arutunoff in 1916 while in Russia. They were originally designed to be used in water wells, mines, and ships. He also made them compatible with oil wells to improve their profitability. After Aramis, more people worked on his design and submersible pumps are now used for pumping drinking water, creating fountains, and pumping wastewater from under your house. This use for the object was made more commercial in 1929 when Pleuger Incorporates from Berlin first started offering submersible motor pumps specifically for dewatering in the construction of underground railways and subways.

Commercial Sump Pumps

In the 1950s, submersible pumps finally found a home in the average American basement. Due to the economic boost of many of the Great Generation returning from WWII to build houses and families and institute the white picket fence custom. They bought many homes and poured money and resources into improving them and living their best lives in this brand new investment that they were all very proud of. The common sump pump gained popularity as a practical thing to have installed in your home to avoid water damage and prevent floods from causing huge repair bills.

The tradition has stuck around and continues to be a stay hold for reliable and efficient groundwater management. Fura International is proud to be a Top Rated Ecommerce® vendor in this industry that has such a rich and fascinating history. If you’re in need of one of these machines for your home or for your industrial project, consider Fura International. As an experienced merchant for this common amenity, we’d be happy to answer any questions you have and help you find the right product for your project. Contact us today or search through our extensive catalog to find our motors, basins, and submersible pumps.