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British Engineers and Geologists strike oil at Maydan-i-Naftun in Khuzestan, Iran, in 1908.

After years of exploration, British engineers and geologists strike oil while working in Khuzestan,Iran,under the D'Arcy Concession, signed in 1901 between William Knox D'Arcy and Mozzafar al-Din Shah of Persia. After unsuccessful drilling at Mamatain and Shardin, they concentrate their final efforts, at Maydan-i-Naftun, in 1907. Views, from a mountainside, of rugged topography in foothills of the Zagros Mountains. Men and horses move up a slope. The Karun River flows at the foot of the hills. Men and pack animals appear ready to ford the river. Scene shifts to the hands of British Chief Engineer, George B. Reynolds, holding open his hand-written journal with a photograph of himself inserted between the pages. View shifts back to the rugged landscape, where a small waterfall is emptying into a pool in the river below. More views of the terrain and of camels being herded by men, moving past grazing sheep being tended by a shepherd. George B. Reynolds, is seen on horseback. In the background workers are busy setting up camp at Maydan-i-Naftun. (The overall project camp was at Masjid-i-Suleiman AKA Masjed Soleyman.) A woman draws water from an overflowing pool on a hillside,and pours it into a large desert water bag. Men dig up earth to prepare for oil drilling at Maydan-i-Naftun. Men assembling an oil derrick and commencing to drill for oil. View of the successful well being pumped at Maydan-i-Naftun. Well-dressed man checks drill before it is lowered into hole. Men and mules move up a slope and rugged hills.

Date: 1908
Duration: 2 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Camel caravan travels near ancient Persian ruins of Pasarguadae, near Masjid-i-Suleiman, Iran.

A caravan of camels moves near ruins of ancient Persian City of Pasarguadae, near Masjid-i-Suleiman. View of ancient columns, steps, bas relief art sculptures, winged sculpture, and horse head sculpture.

Date: 1908
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British syndicate strikes oil at 1200 feet in Masjid-i-Suleiman, Iran. George Reynolds. Daily Journals. Official notification

British engineer and oil explorer,George Reynolds, smokes a pipe as he surveys the area for oil drilling. Drilling operations at an oil derrick. Workers Carry containers of granulated oil drilling mud, to the drill pipe. Turning pages in George Reynolds' daily journal. Sun overhead in the sky as men continue to work at the derrick. A man sprays water with a hose as workers add dry mud compound to facilitate drilling.. Black smoke billows from burning oil at edge of oil derrick. An official letter from the office of the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, informing William D' Arcy that the operators of his Syndicate struck oil at a depth of 1200 feet. plumes of black smoke intensify from burning oil at the drill site.

Date: 1908
Duration: 2 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British geologist George B. Reynolds and workers drilling for oil and striking oil in Masjed Soleyman, Iran, Persia.

Activities of George B. Reynolds and his team operating an oil drilling mechanism in Masjed Soleyman, Iran. Reynolds, representing the Anglo-Persian Oil Company or APOC, (which later became British Petroleum in 1954, or BP), studies maps while smoking a pipe. An oil rig set up in the desert at the location Masjid-i-Sulaiman. Workers and mechanics working at the rig. Close views of the diary records of George B. Reynolds. Men work on oil rigs under intense sun. The oil rig working and striking oil; a cloud of smoke and fire from the ground. Close views of a binder holding letter from Lewis Mallet to the British foreign office announcing the successful oil discovery. A seemingly unrelated two-second view of 1908-era motor cars on a street follows.

Date: 1908, May 26
Duration: 2 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Aviation history. First hand accounts from persons who knew and worked with the Wright brothers.

Views of traffic on a city street around the turn of the 20th century. A mix of horse and buggies and motorcars and bicycles. People waiting for a trolley car. Reenactment of persons using an early telephone and of early filmmakers at work. The Wright brothers home at 7 Hawthorne Street, West Dayton, Ohio. The Wrights' former housekeeper, Carrie Grumbach, recalls December 17, 1903, a telegram arriving about the Wright brothers successful first powered flight. Glimpse of Wright brothers machine shop. Charlie Taylor, who had worked in their shop, speaks of being pleased at their accomplishment. View of the Wrights flying gliders at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Charlie Taylor describing how he machined and built the motor for the Wright brothers airplane. Glimpse of that motor or a facsimile. Men positioning the Wright brothers airplane for launching, and French citizens gathered to watch a demonstration of their airplane in France. French aviation pioneer, Henri Farman with two other men in his Voisin-Farman I airplane. They begin takeoff. Closeup of Brazilian aviation pioneer, Alberto Santos-Dumont. Other early aircraft in flight. A Wright Flyer passing over the Fort Myer drill ground in Virginia. An Army balloon in the background. Retired United States Air Force Brigadier General, Frank P. Lahm, walks across the tarmac on an airport and speaks for interviewer (unseen). He speaks about the difficulty the Wright brothers had in convincing the U.S. Army of the value of their airplane. He tells that in December, 1907, Wilber Wright was finally granted an inteview with the Board of Ordnance and Fortifications, which led to a contract, in 1908, with the Signal Corps. Moving images, from that year, of Orville Wright and assistants bringing a Wright Flyer to Fort Myer, Virginia, to conduct flight trials for the Army. Views of the airplane being flown all around the area, watched by spectators. After landing on the 9th of September, 1908, then, Lieutenant Lahm, accepts Orville Wright's offer to fly with him. Lahm climbs aboard the airplane, sits next to Orville Wright, and they are seen taking off and flying about for six minutes and forty seconds. (Lahm is the first. military officer to ever fly in an airplane.) The next scene shows the wreck of a Wright Flyer, in which Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge was killed and Orville Wright injured, on September 17, 1908.

Date: 1953
Duration: 4 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
River boats, Shrine of Imam Reza, civilians, shops and merchandise in busy markets of Mashhad, Iran

Scenes from the film camera accompanying the William Knox D'Arcy British oil exploration party in Iran, led by George B. Reynolds. Markets and civilian lifestyle in Iran. Steam boat sails in a river. Buildings near the river. The Shrine of Imam Ali Reza in Mashhad, Iran. A man drives loads on donkeys. Civilians on dusty streets. Two men on roadside smoke a water pipe. A shoe maker making shoes near road. Crowd of men, shops and merchandise in busy markets.

Date: 1908
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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