[Collection of Three Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Daily Report Ledgers, Recording Maintenance Details on Gas Wells During the Pennsylvania Oil Boom]. West Penn Gas Company.

[Collection of Three Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Daily Report Ledgers, Recording Maintenance Details on Gas Wells During the Pennsylvania Oil Boom]

Pittsburgh: 1892-1894. Three volumes, 99, 90, and 102 leaves, printed rectos only. Oblong octavo. Contemporary half brown cloth and marbled paper-covered boards. Moderate edge wear, some creasing and scuffing to covers. Occasional dust-soiling to text. Very good. Item #2508

An informative trio of daily report books recording work performed by a field worker of the West Penn Gas Company in the last decade of the 19th century. Each leaf is a separate partially-printed daily report filled out by Samuel McCutcheon from June 1, 1892 to March 24, 1894. McCutcheon records the numbers and names of wells, the "estimated amount of water blown off," the "location of line drip," and the "estimated amount of water blown off" of each line drip. McCutcheon's maintenance records provide unique insight into the functionality of dozens of gas wells near Pittsburgh belonging to the West Penn Gas Company during the peak of the Pennsylvania oil boom.

Price: $650.00