The Nodding Donkey

 

Bronze sculpture of an oil well pumping.

The Nodding Donkey by Pamela Harr

12 3/4” high x 14” x 6” ED 500 $1495

When I see these beautiful oil pumping machines working for American independence, I marvel over the engineering design which makes applaudable use of levers, fulcrums, weights, counter weights, pulleys and gears.

After researching a variety of styles of actual oil pumpers, I chose this design for it’s interesting simplicity. I built the model out of wood, clay and wax, then made molds for wax reproductions which were cast into bronze at 2000 degrees.

When ordering you can have the name of your company, ranch or farm on the door of the pickup at no extra charge as in the example in the photo. If you prefer I can also customize your casting by removing the pickup and man so that you have only the pumper.

Bronze sculpture of an oil well pumping. Bronze sculpture of an oil well pumping. Bronze sculpture of an oil well pumping.