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American Petroleum Institute, 1961, History of Petroleum Engineering, New York, NY, 1241 pages.

Ball, Max, W., 1940, This Fascinating Oil Business, Bobbs-Merrill Company, New York, NY, 445 pages.

Cloud, Wilber F., 1939, Petroleum Production, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 613 pages.

Eaton, S.J.M., 1866, Petroleum, A History of the Oil Region, J.P. Skelly & Co., Philadelphia, 299 pages.

Jarecki Manufacturing Company, 1921 (?), Oil and Gas Well Supplies, Catalogue No. 50, Erie, Pa., 787 pages.

National Supply Companies, 1921, Oil and Gas Well Supplies, Catalogue No. 30, Toledo, Ohio, 1092 pages.

Oil Well Supply Co., 1913, Everything for Oil Wells, General Catalogue No. 32, Pittsburgh, Pa., 554 pages.

Royal Dutch Shell Group, 1933, A Petroleum Handbook, Asiatic Petroleum Company Limited, London, England, 362 pages.

Whiteshot, Charles A., 1905, The Oil Well Driller, Acme Publishing Co., Morgantown, WV, 895 pages.

Note: only a few of the reference books and hardbound catalogs consulted by the author are listed above. By the dates, you can see that this was a historical pursuit. In addition, a large number of vintage (out-of-print) journals, magazines, articles, advertisements, catalogs, etc. were consulted. Discussions with oilmen and diligent scouring of the old oil region in Pennsylvania yielded much information as witnessed by the many photographs. The idea was to show these artifacts and fields as they are today, a veritable outdoor museum awaiting the industrial archaeologist.


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