Windpumps are so part of our life in SA, they even have their own website. We also have one of only two windpump museums in the world. Loeriesfontein
On Windpumps they say: The first records found of a windpump in South Africa, is from a painting drawn in 1848. Records was found of windpumps as from 1869 and the first import was in 1874. These were wooden constructions. The first all steel windpump was patented in 1855 in England.
oil on canvas board