Empire Refineries, Inc., drill rig cable, 1919

nitrate negative

Unknown Photographer
December 1919
nitrate negative
overall: 8 x 10 in.

8x10 nitrate negative photographed possibly by an unidentified photographer most likely in Oklahoma in December of 1919. Image view of base of oil rig with 2 workmen dressed in either coveralls or overalls, hats, heavy gloves and steel toed shoes, one worker is standing on the rig platform toward the back and one man is standing next to the storage shack forward viewing a long pile of cable ready for use. The cable would be linked together so that the drilling equipment could drill deeper into the earth. Image is part of a series of photographs taken for or about Empire Refineries, Inc. owner of oil fields, refineries and railroad cars for oil transportation. Empire Refineries, Inc. also had places in Independence, Kansas and Ponca, Okmulgee, Oklahoma City and Cushing, Oklahoma and was a subsidiary of Cities Service Company. Typed neg. sleeve info.: "9993 / Box 781". Original owners number from surface side of negative: "68-5029". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

Related Subjects

Oil field equipment
Oil well drilling rigs
Oil well drilling