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El Dorado in Butler County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Star Drilling Machine

 
 
Star Drilling Machine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
1. Star Drilling Machine Marker
Inscription.  
This machine was probably manufacturing [sic] in Chanute, Kansas in the late 1920's. It had been used in Eastern Kansas from the 1920's through the 1950's. This machine was highly portable when completely assembled and moved easily by horses and a teamster. It is capable of making a hole more than 3500 feet deep with the cable tool rig motion.
 
Erected by Kansas Oil Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 37° 49.026′ N, 96° 50.708′ W. Marker is in El Dorado, Kansas, in Butler County. Marker is in the fenced outdoor Kansas Oil Museum exhibit area of the Butler County History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 383 East Central Avenue (US 54), El Dorado KS 67042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Central Power Unit (a few steps from this marker); Model K Star Spudder (a few steps from this marker); Pole Trailer (within shouting distance of this marker);
Star Drilling Machine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
2. Star Drilling Machine and Marker
Tool Rack (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil Field Lease House (within shouting distance of this marker); Steel Oil Derrick / 1930's Cable-Tool Drilling Rig (within shouting distance of this marker); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas Oil Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Dorado.
 
Also see . . .  Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum. (Submitted on June 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Star Drilling Machine Manufacturer's Plate image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
3. Star Drilling Machine Manufacturer's Plate
Star Drilling Machine image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2011
4. Star Drilling Machine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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