There is an old fountain on Bidstton hill that fell into disrepair and hasnt been used since the 1970s. The manufacturer of the fountain is lenfield and Kennedy Ltd. Little is known to us regarding the History of Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd. From the title of a book, we believe the company was founded in 1865. All manner of waterworks fittings were produced, including below ground fire hydrants, and above ground "standpost" hydrants, one of which is shown here. Their products were sold internationally, and the company maintained offices in London, as well as Calcutta and Bombay, India.
"Our Works are the largest in the Empire specialisisng in the production of equipment for the control with the most modern machine tools, moulding machines, and other equipment for rapid, economical, and accurate production." -- from the 1936 Glenfield & Kennedy catalogue.and accurate production." -- from the 1936 Glenfield & Kennedy catalogue.
Bit more info, i`m looking for a pdf catalouge, found one but its 65 pounds
This design appears without the dog bowl as Fig D1, in the 1916 Glenfield & Kennedy Catalogue.
Glenfield and Kennedy was formed in 1899 as a merger of the Glenfield Co Ltd (founded in 1865) and Kennedy Patent Water Meter Co Ltd (formed in 1863). They were based in Kilmarnock and their water fountains were found throughout Scotland.
The knob on the side if the fountain operated an internal valve which controlled the supply of water which then flowed out via the lionhead spout.
Public water fountains became increasingly popular throughout Britain from the mid 19th century as a means of providing readily accessible clean drinking water ´ a commodity that was not formerly easily obtainable. The Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association, founded in 1859 was formed to promote the erection of these fountains, and it joined with the RSPCA in 1867 to promote free drinking water for cattle horses, and dogs. scource