Windpumps of Southern Africa

Gypsy Wonder

The Wonder windpump was manufactured by the Elgin Wind Power and Pump Company of Elgin, Illinois. It was the first American totally enclosed, self-oiling windpump to be put on the market. In 1912 it was advertised as the "Gypsy Wonder" by G.A. Fichardt and Company of Bloemfontein. 

 Gypsy Wonder photographed in the Loeriesfontein windpump museum.

 Gypsy Wonder photographed in Loeriesfontein windpump museum.

Note the balancing weight which is part of the braking system.