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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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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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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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