Wichtex 66 Spudder

Wichtex 66 Spudder (HM1MKG)

Location: Midland, TX 79701 Midland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 58.421', W 102° 5.126'

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Manufacturer: The Wichtex Machinery Co. Wichita Falls, Texas
Date of Use: Unknown, probably late 1920's to early 1950's
Maximum Depth: Probably to 5,000 ft.

Note the large locomotive type boiler and single cylinder Acme steam engine, rated at 30 HP. Steam powered many rigs until after World War II, when diesel or gas took over. Steam was reliable but needed large amounts of scarce water and boiler fuel.
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Date Added Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 775427 N 3541230
Decimal Degrees31.97368333, -102.08543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.421', W 102° 5.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 25.26" N, 102° 5' 7.56" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500 W Interstate 20, Midland TX 79701, US
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