Hi. In a basket case I picked up a few days ago, there is what at first glance I assumed was a Pilgim pump, however it looked “different”, and on closer examination it is an Enots (Benton and Stone) product. I haven’t taken it apart, but it seems very similar to the Pilgrim, and the beaks,”window frame”, etc., look as if they might be interchangeable. Any info out there? Did the Scott factory ever use them? -perhaps when they hadn’t the funds to pay The Pilgrims Way Motor Company…
I acquired a 1938 basket case Flyer some time ago which had an Enots pump which sounds very similar to the one you refer to. It is almost a complete copy of a Pilgrim pump to the extent that Pilgrim would have been justified in taking legal proceedings for passing off. Overall the Enots pump gives the impression of being a little more robust than a pilgrim and perhaps a little more modern. I had assumed that it was an after-market replacement and intended to rebuild the bike using a pilgrim pump – I haven’t had the oportunity to see it in operation, of course. But, your post has made me think.
Thanks for that Lewis. The big problem with Enots pumps, and also with Best and Lloyd, is that they used a lot of that truly awful diecast zinc rubbish with the trade name Mazak, but universally condemned as “Monkey Metal”, “Muckite”, “Dinky Dough”, and some unrepeatable other nicknames. If a thread strips or the body cracks, you can only throw them away. The Best and Lloyd Mk 2, as used on 1926 two-speed Flying Squirrels, and some 1927 duplex-frame Flyers, is otherwise a good pump, and they can be salvaged if cracked, because Rudge demon Dave McMahon has had batches of new bodies made in aluminium.