Monday, April 6, 2015

This Week in Oil and Gas History

April 18, 1866

James and Amos Densmore patented a method to transport oil by rail. They built two vertical tanks (wooden) on a flat car. This became a more efective method of transporting oil than in individual barrels.

Amos also has a connection to something else you use every day, In 1875 he helped to re-arrange the typewiter keyboard into the now familiar "QWERTY" arrangement that prevented commonly used keys from jamming each other.

April 7, 1902

Texas Company formed. One of the few companies that became successful out of the Spindletop oil boom. It later became known by the telegraph address of it's New York office - TEXACO.

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