Here is the Simms Gusher in Humble Field at its peak, with 50,000 barrels pouring into the earthen tanks each day.
It was the invisible hand of steam that made it happen.
Out in the oilfields a hundred years ago, it was oil that fired the boilers, that made the steam, that moved the piston, that spun the flywheel, that turned the drill pipe, that was attached to the bit, that brought in the oil. The circle of industrial life.
Steam also propelled the locomotives that pulled the tank cars, that hauled the crude to the refinery.
By 1905, steam was helping to bring enough oil out of the Texas ground that the railroads switched from coal. 3.5 barrels of oil could replace a ton of coal at 1/4 the price.
Print Number Ten in the C. A. Warner Memorial Series of Historic Texas Oil Field Images.
18 by 24 inches
Limited Edition of 254 Copies
Each one is hand-numbered
This is a high quality fine-art print.
The paper is acid free, cold press cotton watercolor with an elegant lightly textured finish. This surface allows the inks to 'bite', reproducing the shading and tonality of the original map vividly, beautifully, and exactly.
The inks are guaranteed color-fast for 80 years, which means you won't need to lay out the extra money for UV glass. You can hang your map in direct sun and it will be just as bright when passed on to the next generation it is the day it ships.
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