Midland Petroleum Museum

I had some time a few weeks ago while waiting for a plane home. I had pack two of my old Asahi Pentax Spotmatic cameras just in case I got to go out and “play” a little. One was loaded with Kodak Tri-X B&W and the other with Kodak 400TX, the C41 process film. I should know better….I have tried the 400TX in the past and it is a poor representation of B&W Film. I will stick with true panchromatic film in the future. I also had my little travel Nikon, the J1, and took some overlapping photos in digital format.

Weathered wood.

Weathered wood.

Desert brush reclaiming territory in the museum display yard.

Desert brush reclaiming territory in the museum display yard.

80890016 set points

An old redwood oilfield production tank.

80890018 SQ Crop Set points

Bull Wheel and wooden brake assembly on an ancient oilfield rig

Tanks man way on an old oilfield tank.

Tanks man way on an old oilfield tank.

Allis Chalmers radiator top from an old tow tractor - towed a cable tool rig from location to location.

Allis Chalmers radiator top from an old tow tractor – towed a cable tool rig from location to location.

Same truck different view

Same truck different view

Late 40's vintage International truck

Late 40’s vintage International truck

International truck hood ornament. Late 40's vintage

International truck hood ornament. Late 40’s vintage

 

Hood ornament full color

Hood ornament full color

 

40's vintage oilfield truck

40’s vintage oilfield truck

 

Hood ornament

Hood ornament

 

A portion of the Santa Rita No. 1 rig representing the first well in Midland County, 1923

A portion of the Santa Rita No. 1 rig representing the first well in Midland County, 1923

 

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