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West Oil Company Endless Wire Pumping Station, U.S. Route 50 (Volcano vicinity), Petroleum, Ritchie County, WV



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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From Original Owned By Albert M

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Photocopied 1973 From The Rig & Reel Magazine, (march, 1923) P

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Photocopied 1973 From The Rig & Reel Magazine, (march, 1923) P

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Photocopied 1973 From The Rig & Reel Magazine, (march, 1923) P

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William Barrett, Photographer, 1977

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Item Title


Location
U.S. Route 50 (Volcano vicinity), Petroleum vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-9
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-14).
Significance: A rare example of a technology which was once considered to be the best available means of long distance power transmission. The endless-wire cable method was introduced and advanced in the United States by John Roebling and his sons as a likely market for the products of their cable factory. Its use here was a result of the decline of flowing wells and the increased necessity of pumping the oil out of the ground. The technique was adapted to local conditions by William C. Stiles. This particular installation dates to about 1895 when Michael West first leased the oil rights to this land from the Volcanic Oil and Coal Company.

Related Names
Stiles, W. C.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH.
2. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1898. LARGE TANK, VOLOCANO STATION AND BAND HOUSE, AFTER THE RR WAS DISMANTLED.
3. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV. LOOKING DOWN THE CREEK, WEST BACK OF THE STORES, BEFORE THE FIRE (n.d.).
4. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. CORNER OF THORNHILL STORE AND TOWN HALL. MRS. GATES AND JOHN SCHAFFER.
5. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1880. VOLCANO TOWN HALL. BLACKLIN HOUSE AT LEFT.
6. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. STAGE, VOLCANO TOWN HALL. OLD GLORY, GETTING THE WORST OF IT.
7. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1880's. VOLCANO LITTLE THEATRE GUILD. SOME CAST.
8. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. INTERIOR VOLCANO TOWN HALL FROM STAGE SHOWING RAISED SEATS.
9. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
10. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV. EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND GATES RESIDENCE AT LEFT (n.d.).
11. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. JOHN SHAFFER'S STORE AND JOHN WILSON'S BOWLING ALLEY AND SALOON IN FOREGROUND.
12. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. THORNHILL STORE.
13. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. VOLCANO SCHOOL HOUSE, ME. CHURCH IN WOODS AT LEFT.
14. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. MOUNT FARM OIL COMPANY.
15. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, UP THE HILL, SOUTH OF THE TOWN (n.d.).
16. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. STILES RESIDENCE, THORNHILL FARM.
17. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. THE OLD STILES HOUSE LOOKING EAST.
18. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1998. THIS ENGINE HAD CAB KNOCKED OFF AND TIRES USED ON OTHER ENGINE, SO JOHN NOON AND PAT O'BRIEN WERE SCRAPING IT.
19. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. THE OLD STILES HOUSE, LOOKING WEST.
20. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. RESIDENCE OF E.W. STAPLES AND DR. W.H. SHARP.
21. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV. 'JOHN NOON L(*(. SAYS HE DROVE THE FIRST SPIKE AND I SAW HIM PULL THE LAST ONE AT VOLCANO JUNCTION' SBS.
22. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1898. TANK, VOLCANO PUMPING STATION, AND BARNE HOUSE STILL STANDING AND IN USE. THIS SHOWS THE OLD RR LINE. (1934 CAPTION).
23. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1897. TAKEN AT WATER TANKS NEAR THE HIGH TRESTLE. BOB FLEMING-ENGINEER, WILSH (?) ROLLINS-FIREMAN, OTH (?) COLLINS-PASSENGER (WITH CANE).
24. Photocopied 1973 from original owned by Albert M. Stiles, Jr., Parkersburg, WV, 1907. JIM RIDGE'S CARPENTER SHOP, LOOKING UP THE CREEK, EAST.
25. Photocopied 1973 from The Rig & Reel Magazine, (March, 1923) p. 1. TYPICAL ENDLESS-WIRE RIG IN VOLCANO.
26. Photocopied 1973 from The Rig & Reel Magazine, (March, 1923) p. 1. TYPICAL WELL HOOK-UP.
27. Photocopied 1973 from The Rig & Reel Magazine, (March, 1923) p. 5. EARLIER ENDLESS-WIRE TRANSMISSION NOW IN RUINS.
28. Photocopied 1973 from The Rig & Reel Magazine, (March, 1923) p. 2. INTERIOR OF CENTRAL POWERHOUSE AT VOLCANO - NOW DISMANTLED.
29. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. FRAME OIL DERRICK, PLANK.
30. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. BIG WHEEL AT BASE FOR PULLING THE CASING.
31. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. WELL WITH POLE DERRICK AND COMPLETE SET OF WHEELS, ROADWAY ACCESS.
32. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. DEAD-END WELL WITH WOODEN OIL TANK, PIPE ROCKER ARM.
33. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. ENGINE HOUSE, PORTRAIT, SIDE VIEW.
34. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. ENGINE HOUSE, WIRES FROM IT, AND COMPLETE WELL DERAIL, WHEELS.
35. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. DETAIL OF WOODEN WHEELS, CONCRETE BASE.
36. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. WOODEN WELL DETAIL AND JACK LINE.
37. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. DIFFERENT ANGLE DETAIL OF PHOTO 36.
38. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. ANOTHER DETAIL OF PHOTO 36, ANGLE.
39. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. TWO POLE WELLS.
40. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. SHOP, Y-POLE, MR. WEST'S HOUSE AND POLE SWELL
41. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. MR. WEST'S HOUSE, MR. WEST ON PORCH AND THE ARBOR THAT IS OVER 100 YEARS OLD.
42. William E. Barrett, PHotographer, 1973. MACHINE SHOP, EXTERIOR.
43. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. MACHINE SHOP, INTERIOR.
44. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. MACHINE SHOP, INTERIOR.
45. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1917. BELTING AND WHEELS AT CENTER.
46. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1977. SAME SHOWING MORE ROOF DAMAGE AND NOT QUITE AS WIDE AN ANGLE VIEW.
47. William Barrett, Photographer, 1977. LARGE DRIVE WHEEL AND CORNER AREA
48. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1977. SIMPLEX ENGINE: SIDE VIEW.


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