American Marsh


American Marsh
IndustryCentrifugal pumps
Foundedc. 1873
United States
Area served
United States
ProductsCentrifugal pumps, fire protection pumps

American-Marsh Pumps is a company that makes self-priming centrifugal pumps. It was originally called American Steam Pump Co., as they started out making steam pumps. They were the first company to market a centrifugal pump, and briefly forayed into making corliss-valved air compressors.[1] The company focuses on the Industrial, Municipal, Commercial and Fire Protection markets. They also make irrigation pumps and pumps for fracking.[2][3][4]


Two steam powered water pumps and an air compressor pre-1915

The "Marsh" portion of the company name came from Elon Marsh, an engineer at the company. In the 1930s they manufactured the TURBO pump. Today the largest pump they market is the 480 Vertical turbine pump. The company is considered a major pump manufacturer and key pump design developer.[5][6] The company is owned by, but retains separate identity from, J-Line Pump.[7] From 1975 to 1999, J-Line was located near Memphis International Airport, and in 2013 bought a new location for $1.4 million.


  1. ^ "Wilo pump manufacturers in your area since 1872".
  2. ^ "American Marsh Pumps".
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  4. ^ "Once the site of school dances, the long-empty Tiger Room could get $4 million renovation". Battle Creek Enquirer.
  5. ^ "Innovationin Fire Pump Drive Power Market Including Key Players Clarke, Caterpillar, Cummins | News Tech Markets".
  6. ^ "Global Fire Pump Drive Power Market 2019 By Manufacturers Regions Type And Application Forecast To 2024 – Industry Reports".
  7. ^ "J-Line Pump Growing in Collierville". Memphis Daily News.

External links

  • Official website