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Model of a typical oil derrick, Hall of Oil Geology, postcard

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Model of a typical oil derrick, Hall of Oil Geology, postcard

Unknown

Ephemera

8 15/16 x 5 15/16

Verso: Model of a typical oil derrick - a drilling bit is attached to the bottom of a long steel pipe and rotated at the derrick floor. The drill pipe is hollow to permit a stream of mud to be piped down, to keep the bit cool, and to wash away the rock debris. As each 30 feet of hole is drilled, another section of drill pipe is added. The drill pipe is often thousands of feet in length. Hall of Oil Geology Series Code: 87031. Publisher: Dexter Press, Inc. Giant Post Card. The American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA

New York, New York state, United States

DR133

American Museum of Natural History Printed Archives

American Museum of Natural History Library

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American Museum of Natural History

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Citation

Dexter Press (photographer), “Model of a typical oil derrick, Hall of Oil Geology, postcard,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed December 12, 2019, https://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/items/show/80773.