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Near Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roberts Torpedo

 
 
Roberts Torpedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
1. Roberts Torpedo Marker
Inscription. First successful device for increasing the flow of oil by setting off an explosion deep in a well. It was publicly demonstrated in 1865. The nitroglycerin was made .4 mile south of here, along Hammond Run.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 37.13′ N, 79° 40.285′ W. Marker is near Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Smock Blvd (Pennsylvania Route 8) 0.1 miles south of Barber Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oil Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Western NY and PA Railway Freight Station, 1892 (approx. half a mile away); Titusville Iron Company, 1860 (approx. half a mile away); Titusville Trust Company, 1919 (approx. half a mile away); Titusville Oil Exchange (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. 0.7 miles away); John William Heisman (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
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Roberts Torpedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 25, 2009
2. Roberts Torpedo Marker
Photo taken looking north on Route 8.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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