23 August 2008

Carbon Canyon Historical Artifact #5

Appropos of the post I just put up about the history of Olinda is this disbound advertisement from the 25 January 1929 issue of The Oil Weekly, a national trade publication. The ad is for the Agathon Steel Bit, from the Agathon Alloy Steels line, a brand of the Central Alloy Steel Corporation of Massillon, Ohio (ah, the old steel belt of America, now a rusted relic).

The photo is of Well #96 at the CCMO (Chanslor-Canfield Midway Oil) lease, or the Upper Santa Fe, north of Carbon Canyon Road, somewhere in the vicinity of the Olinda Ranch housing tract.

This seemed like a good a time as any to post this interesting artifact, which is item 2008.5.1.1 from the Carbon Canyon Collection.

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