Description: Patent for a simple and efficient well-drilling machine that is meant for drilling Artesian and other wells. This invention is a "mechanism for reciprocating and turning the tool during the drilling operation, and to provide for the lowering of the drill as the latter advances to the work and for the withdrawal of the same from the well when required for any desired purpose" (lines 8-15). It is also designed to remove water, mud, slush, etc. from the well while drilling.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Catlin, Eli
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