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Petrolia : a brief history of the Pennsylvania petroleum region, its development, growth, resources, etc., from 1859 to 1869

Author: Andrew Cone; Walter R Johns
Publisher: New York : D. Appleton, 1870.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cone, Andrew.
Petrolia.
New York, D. Appleton, 1870
(OCoLC)654172845
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Cone; Walter R Johns
OCLC Number: 1081137
Description: iv, 652 pages : 12 plates (including frontispiece) ; 20 cm
Contents: Petroleum, its history ancient and modern --
Early history of t he Pennsylvania petroleum region --
Dawning of the era of artificial light --
Commencement and growth of the petroleum development --
Geology and physical features of the petroleum region --
Transportation, early and later modes of --
Method of petroleum development, boring oil wells --
Obstacles met with in boring oil wells, and how overcome --
Pumping and flowing --
Various phenomena of the oil wells --
Theories of the origin of petroleum --
Social characteristics of the people of the petroleum region --
Oil farms of the petroleum region --
Flood, fire, and financial disaster --
General description of coal, bituminous clays, bitumen, petroleum : table of volatile matter, coke, crude oil from coals, etc. --
The principal cities and towns of the petroleum region --
Method of refining and the refining interest --
General results of the petroleum development, statistical, etc.
Responsibility: by Andrew Cone and Walter R. Johns ; edited by Walter R. Johns.

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