F.E. Myers dominated the water pump business with hand pump designs and the first automatic electric pump
A John Deere engine driving a Myers "Working Head" pump. The working head pumps were made in 6, 9, and 12 inch stroke models. They converted rotary motion into reciprocal motion to drive "sucker" rod up and down to operate a cylinder in the bottom of the well. This type of pump could lift water several hundred feet up out of the ground.
Myers advertisement from the March 1901 issue of The American Thresherman.
From the March 1919 Tractor and Gas Engine Review.