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Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company

 
 
Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 12, 2010
1. Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company Marker
Inscription. Chartered in 1902 as a repair shop and parts supply house for local sawmills, Lufkin Foundry & Machine Company was begun by J.H. Kurth, Frank Kavanaugh, Sr., Frank Kavanaugh, Jr., Eli Wiener and Simon Henderson. Later, under the leadership of W.C. Trout, the company ventured into the oil industry and manufactured the first enclosed geared pumping unit. In 1926, Trout patented a counterbalanced crank that improved the pumping unit and made a name for the company worldwide. In 1939 the company added industrial gears and truck trailers to its product lines.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8711.)
 
Location. 31° 19.938′ N, 94° 43.878′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on South Raguet Street south of Saint Angelina Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 South. Raguet Street, Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit (here, next to this marker); Angelina County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Allan Shivers (approx. half a mile
Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 12, 2010
2. Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company Marker
Marker is viewable under the trees next to the T.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit Marker.
away); KRBA-AM Radio Station (approx. half a mile away); The Depot Explosion and Mystery (approx. half a mile away); Calder (Cotton) Square (approx. half a mile away); Site of Rehearsal Hall for the The Hoo Hoo Band (approx. half a mile away); Kerr's Inc. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,147 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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