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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 and Co., 1870.
Series: Library of American civilization, LAC 10188.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cone, Andrew.
Petrolia.
New York : D. Appleton and Co., 1870
(DLC) 06017438
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Cone; Walter R Johns
OCLC Number: 85887209
Notes: Reproduction of original from Library of Congress.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (iv pages, 2 leaves, [9]-652 pages) : 12 plates (including frontispiece)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: Library of American civilization, LAC 10188.
Other Titles: Sabin Americana, 1500-1926.
Responsibility: by Andrew Cone and Walter R. Johns ; ed. by Walter R. Johns.

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