National Portable Drilling Machines

National Portable Drilling Machines (HM1MK5)

Location: Midland, TX 79701 Midland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 58.407', W 102° 5.166'

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Model #2

— National #2 Cable Tool Rig —

Manufacturer: National Supply Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of Manufacturer: Approximately 1910-12
Rated Depth: 2,500 feet

National advertised this as "The Rig that Displaced The Old Standard (wooden) Derrick." These and similar rigs were widely used to drill shallow holes until they themselves were displaced by portable spudders in the 1920's.

Unlike the others, this rig was still in use until 1972. The Woodcock Brothers of Bradford, Pennsylvania used it to drill 39 wells to an average depth of 1600ft., between 1960 and 1972, when it was used by the Pennzoil Company in breaking ground for their Houston office.
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HM NumberHM1MK5
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Date Added Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 775365 N 3541202
Decimal Degrees31.97345000, -102.08610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.407', W 102° 5.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 24.42" N, 102° 5' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500 W Interstate 20, Midland TX 79701, US
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