1936The first cable tool oil field drilling rig was introduced in Texas in 1866. A cable tool rig consisted of a steel drilling cable with a bit suspended at the end. The bit would be dropped into a hole, and the impact would break up the ground. A bail was then used to remove the broken pieces. This method allowed for deeper penetration of the earth, a necessity for the Southwest region of the United States. The cable tool rig also helped bring about some of the first important oil wells of the Permian Basin.
|Placed By||Chimney Creek Ranch|
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|Date Added||Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 450832 N 3618956|
|Decimal Degrees||32.70726667, -99.52460000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 42.436', W 99° 31.476'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 42' 26.16" N, 99° 31' 28.56" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Co Rd 220, Albany TX 76430, US|
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