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of seventeen to the to the that the same piece by Janet N.V.V. to the by it conveyed for the same Park beauty be preserved. 1938, nine the Park the Commonwealth. acre piece the David by deed Firm Active That Sold Drake Boiler Today oil men find it difficult to believe that wells were drilled prior to 1859 without casing pipe. Colonel Drake and "Uncle" Billy Smith tried all the prevailing •methods and had to stop opera tions many times because of flooding waters. The colonel used good Yankee sense and decided decided to line the hole with pipe. Like so many solutions to difficulties difficulties this was so simple. He high-tailed it to Erie as fast as "old dobbin" could take him and bought some iron pipe from Liddel, Liddel, Hershey & Company. He had been there before, because his detailed ledger showed that he had bought a boiler and engine from this same Erie company. The Liddei; Hershey & Company Company in 1859 was proudly referred to as the Erie City Iron Works since 1851 when Erie was incorporated incorporated as a city. It is the Erie City Iron Works today and in its 119th year one of the oldest industrial industrial companies and certainly the oldest boiler manufacturer in the region. welded shut to form a reservoir from which oil could be pumped The article 1859," it has By On the Library Washington, there is spices of the them On the October padded publisher. thinness, was. A of the manuscripts it I could of maple gallons of the my afternoons taken to compare idiot. The and Jim

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  1. The Titusville Herald,
  2. 24 Aug 1959, Mon,
  3. Page 135

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