Oil Well Pumping Unit

Image

Oil Well Pumping Unit

Title

Oil Well Pumping Unit

Identifier

14151 OS
33852 OS

Source

Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, Visual Aids Department, 1987

Description

A view of the Lufkin pumping unit at the Ventura Oil Fields. Description from back of photo: "This is a pumping unit which is powered by a multiple cylinder engine using natural gas for fuel. The three heavy beams shown are the strong members carrying the weight and combine to make up the part called a Sampson Post. The Sampson Post supports the walking beam and on the right hand end of the walking beam is the horse's head. Steel C Cables from the Horse's head suspend the sucker rods which operate the pump way down deep in the well."

Creator

Unknown

Date

No date

Format

25.7 x 34 cm
51.0 x 40.7 cm [mounted]
Black and white photograph

Subject

Oil well pumps
Petroleum industry and trade
Shell Oil Company

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ventura (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

The copyright to this image has not been determined. These images are intended for personal or research use only. Please contact library staff for rights determinations and additional uses.

Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Oil Well Pumping Unit,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed May 21, 2024, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4042.