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Argosy - Lister Domestic Water Pump Compatibility List

This analysis is based on the components found in a customers Argosy pump No. C32156 and Lister type 187 pump No. 60845 from plant No. 99446.

Both pumps were sourced from eBay with no known history, so originality cannot be confirmed.

Consider this a guide only as it is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.

Connecting Rod & Plunger Parts:-

Key #

Lister Part No.

Description

Compatible with Argosy?

1

187.00006

Pump Pulley

NO

2

187.00049

Key

NO

3

027.03765

Pulley Grub Screw 5/16" Whit x 5/8"

NO

4

021.00150

Bearing

YES

5

187.00011

Crankshaft - High Speed

NO

6

187.00184

Crankshaft - Slow Speed

NO

10

187.00371

Cross Head Assembly

SEE NOTES 1 & 2

11

187.00364

Connecting Rod Assembly

SEE NOTES 1 & 2

13

187.00033

Screw - Cheese Head Screw

Function not identified

15

187.00007

Crosshead - Bronze

NO but SEE NOTE 2

16

187.00010

Crosshead pin

NO but SEE NOTE 2

17

187.00288

Oil Seal

N/A

18

187.00287

Oil Seal Cover

NO

19

187.00123

Gland Nut

NO but SEE NOTE 3

20

187.00124

Gland Ring - Brass

NO

21

187.00125

Gland Packing

YES

22

187.00122

Gland - Brass

NO but SEE NOTE 3

23

187.00363

Plunger & Rod Assembly

SEE NOTE 2

24

187.00070

Drip Washer - Rubber

YES

25

187.00112

Plunger Rod - Brass

SEE NOTE 2

26

187.00106

Plunger Centre-Brass

NO

27

187.00097

Plunger Cup - Leather

SEE NOTE 4

28

187.00111

Plunger Centre Washer

YES

29

187.00104

Castle Nut 3/8" BSF

NO

30

027.03713

Split Pin

NO

NOTE 1: The Lister and Argosy connecting rods are very similar, differing in the material from which they are made (Argosy = bronze, Lister = cast iron), the width of the big end (the Lister journal is approximately 0.1” narrower), and the size of the small end gudgeon pin (Argosy 7/16”, Lister ½”). The Argosy con rod small end and crosshead would need to be bored out to accept the larger Lister pin.

NOTE 2: The Lister and Argosy plunger rods are both 3/8” diameter, BUT the Lister thread is BSF and the Argosy is BSW making all screwed components including the crosshead non-interchangeable unless remedial work is carried out to correct the difference in thread pitch. A complete Lister con rod/crosshead/plunger rod assembly would fit the Argosy as the assembled lengths are virtually identical, though a degree of side play in the connecting rod big end would need to be accepted or remedied.

NOTE 3: The Lister gland assembly is of different design to that of the Argosy, but a complete gland assembly would probably be interchangeable between the two pumps if the old one can be removed.

NOTE 4: The Lister leather plunger cups are the same outside diameter as the Argosy parts, but have a smaller centre hole. Lister cups could probably be opened out with a wad punch to fit the Argosy plunger assembly.

Pump Body & Air Chamber Parts.

Key #

Lister Part No.

Description

Compatible with Argosy?

2

187.00012

Air Chamber

NO but see Note A

3

187.00366

Air Screw Assembly

NO

4

187.00055

Air screw

NO

7

187.00021

Air Chamber fixing screw

NO Argosy uses a stud

8

187-00023

Fixing screw washer

YES

9

187.00347

Valve Seating Joint - Neoprene

YES

10

 187.00362

Valve Plate + 4 x 187-00361 fitted

YES

11

 187-00013

Valve seating plate – Brass

YES

12

187.00361

Valve Assembly

YES

13

187.00024

Valve set pin

YES

14

187.00027

Valve Spring

YES

15

187.00025

Valve carrier - Brass

YES

16

187.00348

Valve Disc - Neoprene

YES

17

187.00060

Valve Lock Nut - Brass

YES

18

187.00365

Pump Body + 20x1, 21x2, 22x4

NO

19

187.00001

Pump Body

NO

20

187.00046

Plunger barrel liner

YES

21

027.00220

Stud 3/8" x 1/2"

NO

22

187.00368

Stud 5/16" x 3-3/16" BSW

NO

25

187.00141

Cover Plate

NO

26

027.04520

1-1/4"BSP Flange Plug

YES

27

028.00265

Joint Fibre

YES

28

034.00072

Drain Plug 1/8"BSP - Brass

NO Argosy is ¼”BSP

29

034.00070

Drain Plug Joint Fibre

NO

31

187.00003

Bearing Housing

NO

32

187.00004

Bearing Housing Joint

NO

33

021.00150

Bearing RLS 6 (LJ-3/4")

YES

36

187.00005

Bearing End Plate

NO

37

187.00036

Joint - Bearing Housing

NO

38

187.00002

Bearing Housing

NO

39

187.00100

End cover-oil Filler Castle Nut 3/8'' BSF

NO

40

187.00077

Joint - End Cover

NO

41

027.01815

Oil Filler Plug 3/8" BSP

NO

42

027.01814

Joint - Oil Filler Plug

NO

44

 187.00143

Joints - Complete Set

NO

                                                                                                                                                

Note A: The Lister air chamber is taller than the Argosy, though the flange which mates with the valve plate and pump body is of the same profile. A Lister air chamber could be substituted if the fixing stud were removed and a longer one, or a Lister bolt fitted.