Evolution of oil drilling and its various uses since prehistoric times in United States.
United States USA Date:1952 Duration:10 min 23 sec Sound:Yes
Dramatized documentary titled, 'The Evolution Of The Oil Industry'. Shows the evolution of oil drilling and refining in United States. Shows prehistoric man digging a field. An early water wheel in operation. Discovery of crude oil in a field. Babylonians light torches dipped in crude oil. Chinese men manually operate an oil rig in a field. Native American Indian woman applies oil on the back of a boy. A man sells oil bottle to a large crowd. Shows application of oil as axle grease in wheels and in oil lamps. Workers dig oil in a swamp. Hand shows an oil bottle. An early derrick in an oil field in Pennsylvania. Retired railroad constructor in front of the derrick. Shows uncle Billy Smith at work inside the derrick. Steam engines power up the drilling machine. Uncle Billy dips a tester inside the drill oil and discovers oil. Uncle Bill and associates shout in jubilation. View of derricks and other drilling methods to drill oil in United States. Two men examine land near a river. Crude oil being collected at drilling sites. Horse wagons transport crude oil barrels across a river bed. Oil barrels being loaded on a raft. Oil pipelines being laid across a field. View of an oil refinery. Undesired product, gasoline, being discarded by workers. Shows use of oil for light. An early model gasoline driven car. Map shows expansion of oil industries in United States. View of an oil refinery, derricks and oil rigs.
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