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The Story of an Oil Well Drilled by the Rotary Method
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Identifier: e_bb_5028
Title: The Story of an Oil Well Drilled by the Rotary Method
Description: Produced film consisting of motion pictures interspersed with title cards narrating and explaining the process of drilling for oil using the rotary system. Title cards suggest that the film takes place in the Goose Creek oil field of Harris County, Texas. Black and white negative picture, no sound. Writing on leader reads: "Begin #1, ’Oil Well’, Humble Oil." Camera shakiness during title cards and sprocket holes printed on film indicate that this film may be a copy made from an earlier print.
County: Harris
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: circa 1905-1930
Creator: The United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Mines (Producer)
Contributor: Humble Oil & Refining Co.
Source: Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 77/1.3
Format: Film negative
Duration: 16 minutes, 27 seconds
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