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Portable Cable Tool Drilling Machines
Opening Remarks
Corbett Portable Drilling Rig
Parkersburg Rig
Keystone Driller
Star Drilling Machine
Cyclone Drill
Columbia Driller
Wolfe Rig
Fort Worth Spudder
The Ohio Cleaner
Bolles Rig
Yo-Yo Rig
Combination Rig
Miscellaneous Rigs
Concluding Remarks


API, Div. of Production, 1961, History of Petroleum Engineering, 1241 pp.

Brantly, J.E., 1971, History of Oil Well Drilling, Gulf Publishing Co., Houston, 1525 pp.

National Supply Co., 1921, Oil and Gas Well Supplies, Catalog No. 30, Toledo, Ohio,  1092 pp.

Oilfield Barker, Spring, 1993, Vol. 1, Issue 1

Oilfield Barker, Fall, 1994, Vol. II, Issue 3

Oil Well Supply Company, 1904, Well-Drilling Machinery and Tools, Catalog No. 15,  Pittsburgh, Pa., 320 pp.

Oil Well Supply Company, 1913, Everything for Oil Wells, Catalog No. 32, Pittsburgh,  Pa. 554 pp.

Oil Well Supply Company, 1935 , in Composite Catalog

Oil Well Supply Company, 1937, in Composite Catalog

Star, Bulletin No. 17, 1928

Star, Bulletin No. 20B

Star, Bulletin No. 25

Star, Bulletin No. 49A

Star Drilling Machine Co. handbook.  No date.

Star, Gasoline Power Machines, No. 718, Parts Price List, no date.

The Petroleum Gazette, April, 1902, Vol. VII - No. 1.

The Petroleum Gazette, January, 1906, Vol X - No. 10.

World Oil, 1960-61, The Composite Catalog of Oil Field Equipment and Services, Gulf  Publishing Co., Houston, Vols. 1 and 2 (manufacturers).

 Acknowledgments:   Help in the field was provided by Ellsworth "Pete" Sparks and Dan Leech.  Jon Iftt was queried for information on the Bolles and Wolfe rigs.  David Weber did archival research on several matters in the portable cable tool rig project. 


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