Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company

Lufkin Foundry and Machine Company (HMJWQ)

Location: Lufkin, TX 75904 Angelina County
Country: United States of America
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N 31° 19.938', W 94° 43.878'

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Chartered in 1902 as a repair shop and parts supply house for local sawmills, Lufkin Foundry & Machine Company was begun by J.H. Kurth, Frank Kavanaugh, Sr., Frank Kavanaugh, Jr., Eli Wiener and Simon Henderson. Later, under the leadership of W.C. Trout, the company ventured into the oil industry and manufactured the first enclosed geared pumping unit. In 1926, Trout patented a counterbalanced crank that improved the pumping unit and made a name for the company worldwide. In 1939 the company added industrial gears and truck trailers to its product lines.
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HM NumberHMJWQ
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Marker Number8711
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 335283 N 3467724
Decimal Degrees31.33230000, -94.73130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 19.938', W 94° 43.878'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 19' 56.28" N, 94° 43' 52.68" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 S Raguet St, Lufkin TX 75904, US
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