W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit

W.C. Trout and the Counter-Balanced Pumping Unit (HMJWX)

Location: Lufkin, TX 75904 Angelina County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 19.938', W 94° 43.878'

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The son of an early industrial engineer, W.C. Trout (1874-1947) came to Lufkin in 1905 and joined Lufkin Foundry & Machine Co. as a shareholder and company secretary. Already a successful inventor, Trout led the diversification of the shop from equipment repair to production and sales. In 1926, he patented a design for a counter-balanced pumping unit that became a standard in the oil business worldwide and contributed significantly to the success of the Texas oil and gas industry. Eventually holding more than 30 patents for his innovative designs, Trout served as company president from 1931 until his death in 1947, a period of marked expansion for the business.
Marker Number12821
Year Placed2002
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 335283 N 3467724
Decimal Degrees31.33230000, -94.73130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 19.938', W 94° 43.878'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 19' 56.28" N, 94° 43' 52.68" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 S Raguet St, Lufkin TX 75904, US
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