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Midland in Midland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction

Joplin Special Spudder

 
 
Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
1. Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction Marker
Inscription. Manufactured By: Keystone Driller Company, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Dates of Manufacture: Mid-1920's – circa 1930
Maximum Drilling Depth: 1,000 feet
Weight of Unit: 23,100 pounds
Power Requirements: 35 – 45 horsepower
Unit is self propelled: McCormick-Deering Tractor 3-speeds forward, 1 reverse

List of tools furnished with a new machine
Guy wires and clamps - Short handle socket wrench
Turnbuckles - Cold chisel
Stakes and eyes - Cold punch
8” Double block - Funnel
8” Triple block - Water pail
85' Manila rope - Grease cups
Spring Bottom Oiler - Can of grease
6” Monkey wrench - Belt, clamps and lace
10” Monkey wrench - Belt punch
“S” wrench - Rivet iron
Cap Socket wrench - Chain cleats and fasteners
Long handle socket wrench - Tool box with lock and key

 
Location. 31° 58.41′ N, 102° 5.13′ W. Marker is in Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Touch for map. Marker is located north of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 West Interstate 20, Midland TX 79701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction Joplin Special Spudder image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
2. Keystone No. 5 ½ Traction Joplin Special Spudder
. Star Spudder (a few steps from this marker); Wichtex 66 Spudder (a few steps from this marker); Forth Worth “Super D” Spudder (within shouting distance of this marker); Wichtex 18 Spudder (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oil Patch (within shouting distance of this marker); National Portable Drilling Machines (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Petroleum in World War II (approx. mile away); Midland Christian College (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midland.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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