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Mechanism For Casing Off Water.

Description: Patent for a mechanism for casing off water in wells so that it does not become mixed with oil or escape into the bore and be discharged to the surface.
Date: January 12, 1915
Creator: Fuqua, William Y. & Johnson, Charles J.
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Fire-Extinguishing Apparatus for Wells.

Description: Patent for a fire extinguishing apparatus for oil wells, which diverts the oil coming out of the well into a pipe where the the lack of air puts out any burning oil and which can be put in position from a safe distance from the fire.
Date: January 19, 1909
Creator: Layne, Mahlon E.
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Well Mechanism

Description: Patent for a well mechanism that provides a coupling with strong, tight joints for the other parts of the mechanism. Illustrations included.
Date: January 26, 1909
Creator: Layne, Mahlon E.
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Cage or Support for Well-Tubing

Description: Patent for a well tubing cage which provides support for well tubes so that a second pipe is not required. Illustrations included.
Date: January 17, 1911
Creator: Harpham, Harry C.
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Well Drilling Mechanism

Description: Patent for a well drilling mechanism. This invention addresses the time consuming labor of screwing together sections of drilling pipe. This invention "contemplates an apparatus adapted to be attached to the frame of the rotary and operated by the driving mechanism of the rotary...screwing and unscrewing accomplished by mechanical means without manual means" (lines 38-44). Illustration included.
Date: January 14, 1913
Creator: Hall, Samuel N.
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Sand-Screen for Wells.

Description: Patent for a sand-screen for wells "to provide a simple and efficient device adapted for use on ordinary well-tubing, the same being capable of construction and repair at small cost, being readily attachable to and removable from the tubing, and having means for effectually excluding sand from the inlet end of the tubing, while permitting the free inflow of water therethrough" (lines 9-17).
Date: April 26, 1902
Creator: Jackson, Stokeley & Thompson, Neals
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Back-Pressure Valve

Description: Patent for a back pressure valve for well drilling which may be "removed from the well with facility and despatch" (lines 18-20).
Date: January 18, 1910
Creator: Neighbors, Charles C.
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Artesian Well Borer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "will be actuated by the weight of the connecting-rods and sink-wells in rock, gravel, earth, or sand without the use of water" (lines 13-16). It consists "[i]n an earth or rock auger, the combination, with a tube and a shank reciprocating in said tube and adapted to operate the auger, of dogs adapted to be projected through the tube by the reciprocation of the shank to engage the well-casing and hold the said tube from rotary movement" (lines 62-68).
Date: January 20, 1891
Creator: Logan, Thomas H.
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Rotary Boring-Drill

Description: Patent for a simply constructed rotary drill suitable for drilling wells in soft formations such as shale.
Date: January 5, 1915
Creator: Hughes, Howard R.
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Transverse-Cutter Rotary Drill

Description: Patent for a rotary boring drill whose head is made of multiple parts, allowing for a larger cutter than a single piece head. The mechanism that holds the multiple parts of the head together also prevents the cross-shaft from rotating with the head.
Date: January 12, 1915
Creator: Hughes, Howard R.
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Hydraulic Swivel

Description: Patent for a hydraulic swivel to be used with rotary well drilling machines which will carry water to the drill head through a supply line and maintain that supply line in a given position during drilling operation.
Date: January 26, 1915
Creator: Decker, Harry R.
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