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Oil City in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company

 
 
Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
1. Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company Marker
Inscription. Founded in Oil City, 1894, it produced engines for pumping oil wells. Its popular single piston engine was used worldwide by the oil industry. The company closed in 1939.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 25.957′ N, 79° 42.782′ W. Marker is in Oil City, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 8) and Halyday Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Located on landscaped traffic island at the intersection of Main Street (PA Route 8), Halyday Street and Petroleum Street. Marker is in this post office area: Oil City PA 16301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob J. Vandergrift (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cornplanter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patrick C. Boyle (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Cornplanter (approx. mile away); In Commemoration of the Gift (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oil Well Supply Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Lockhart (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Dewey (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oil City.
 
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Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
2. Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company Marker
marker.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 30, 2011
3. Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company Marker
Joseph Reid image. Click for full size.
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4. Joseph Reid
taken from Oil150.com website
An inset portrait of Joseph Reid and a larger etching of his single piston engine image. Click for full size.
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5. An inset portrait of Joseph Reid and a larger etching of his single piston engine
Joseph Reid (inset) improved upon existing technologies with his single piston engine that ran on gas, and provided the power to pump oil from the ground. Courtesy the Drake Well Museum, PHMC Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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