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W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit

 
 
W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 12, 2010
1. W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit Marker
Inscription. The son of an early industrial engineer, W.C. Trout (1874-1947) came to Lufkin in 1905 and joined Lufkin Foundry & Machine Co. as a shareholder and company secretary. Already a successful inventor, Trout led the diversification of the shop from equipment repair to production and sales. In 1926, he patented a design for a counter-balanced pumping unit that became a standard in the oil business worldwide and contributed significantly to the success of the Texas oil and gas industry. Eventually holding more than 30 patents for his innovative designs, Trout served as company president from 1931 until his death in 1947, a period of marked expansion for the business.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12821.)
 
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 right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 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. Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company (here, next to this marker); Angelina County (approx. 0.4
W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 12, 2010
2. W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit Marker
Marker is located under the trees next to the Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company marker.
miles away); Birthplace of Allan Shivers (approx. half a mile 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.
 
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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 1,115 times since then and 48 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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