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Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction

Joplin Special Spudder

 
 
Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
1. Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction Marker
Inscription. Manufactured By: Keystone Driller Company, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Dates of Manufacture: Mid-1920's – circa 1930
Maximum Drilling Depth: 1,000 feet
Weight of Unit: 23,100 pounds
Power Requirements: 35 – 45 horsepower
Unit is self propelled: McCormick-Deering Tractor 3-speeds forward, 1 reverse

List of tools furnished with a new machine
Guy wires and clamps - Short handle socket wrench
Turnbuckles - Cold chisel
Stakes and eyes - Cold punch
8” Double block - Funnel
8” Triple block - Water pail
85' Manila rope - Grease cups
Spring Bottom Oiler - Can of grease
6” Monkey wrench - Belt, clamps and lace
10” Monkey wrench - Belt punch
“S” wrench - Rivet iron
Cap Socket wrench - Chain cleats and fasteners
Long handle socket wrench - Tool box with lock and key

 
Location. 31° 58.41′ N, 102° 5.13′ W. Marker is in Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Click for map. Marker is located north of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 West Interstate 20, Midland TX 79701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction Joplin Special Spudder image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
2. Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction Joplin Special Spudder
. Star Spudder (a few steps from this marker); Wichtex 66 Spudder (a few steps from this marker); Forth Worth “Super D” Spudder (within shouting distance of this marker); Wichtex 18 Spudder (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oil Patch (within shouting distance of this marker); National Portable Drilling Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Petroleum in World War II (approx. mile away); Midland Christian College (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Midland.
 
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