Midland in Midland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Date manufactured: about 1930
Maximum depth: 5,000 feet
Weight: 22,000 pounds
This spudder, used in Breckenridge, Texas, area by Guy Ewing, has double walking beams. Heavy springs helped jerk the drilling tools upward after each down-stroke and sped drilling.
Location. 31° 58.418′ N, 102° 5.123′ 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. Wichtex 66 Spudder (here, next to this marker); Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction (a few steps from this marker); Wichtex 18 Spudder (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oil Patch (within shouting distance of this marker); Forth Worth “Super D” Spudder (within shouting distance of this marker); National Portable Drilling Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Petroleum in World War II (approx. ¼ mile away); Midland Christian College (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Midland.
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